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  1. old maid

    英式

    • n.
      a single woman regarded as too old for marriage;a prim and fussy person
    • noun: old maid, plural noun: old maids

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. derogatory a single woman regarded as too old for marriage if you don't mind your tongue, you'll die an old maid
    • a prim and fussy person he said John was an old maid
    • 2. a card game in which players collect pairs and try not to be left with an odd penalty card, typically a queen.
    • 3. West Indian another term for periwinkle
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    • IPA[ˌōld ˈmād]

    美式

    • n.
      a single woman regarded as too old for marriage: if you don't mind your tongue, you'll die an old maid

    Oxford American Dictionary