Old-maidism Old`-maid"ism, n. The condition or characteristics of an old maid. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]

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  • old-maidism — old maidˈhood or old maidˈism noun • • • Main Entry: ↑old …   Useful english dictionary

  • -ism — suffix forming nouns, esp. denoting: 1 an action or its result (baptism; organism). 2 a system, principle, or ideological movement (Conservatism; jingoism; feminism). 3 a state or quality (heroism; barbarism). 4 a basis of prejudice or… …   Useful english dictionary

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