Definition of Old-maidish

1. Adjective. Primly fastidious.

Exact synonyms: Old-womanish
Similar to: Fastidious



Definition of Old-maidish

1. Adjective. Like an old maid; prim; precise; particular. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Old-maidish

old(a)
old-age insurance
old-age pension
old-age pensioner
old-boy network
old-fashioned
old-fashionedly
old-fashionedness
old-field toadflax
old-growth forest
old-growth stand
old-hat
old-hat(p)
old-line
old-maid's bonnet
old-maidish (current term)
old-maidism
old-maidisms
old-man
old-man-of-the-woods
old-men
old-oil
old-school
old-sweat
old-sweats
old-time
old-time country
old-timer
old-timers
old-timey

Literary usage of Old-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)
"Here, as in old-maidish, it is the final modification which binds the elements of the group closely together. ..."

3. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1881)
"It was commonly said of her that she wore a motherly rather than an old-maidish air, and, indeed, she had grown buxom and a little portly. ..."

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