Definition of Maidish
1. maid [adj] - See also: maid
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maidish
Literary usage of Maidish
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Supplementary English Glossary by Thomas Lewis Owen Davies (1881)
"Her cousin Miss Dorothy, who lives with her, and began, you know, to grow rather old-maidish, ae we say, ma'am, made a sudden conquest of Mr. Bumper. ..."
2. A New English Grammar, Logical and Historical by Henry Sweet (1900)
"Thus from the free group old maid is formed the fixed derivative group old-maidish. We have a peculiar kind of group-derivation ... Here, as in old-maidish, ..."
3. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1881)
"Her child scorned her in spite of her tenderness, and spoke scoffingly of her as an old maid with old-maidish fancies when she would stay him from ..."
4. Friendly Counsel for Girls, Or, Words in Season by Sydney Cox (1868)
""I suppose I look quite old-maidish in them, mamma, do I not? ... "Well, my dear, I don't know about looking old-maidish," replied the elder lady; ..."