Maidenhead



[meyd-n-hed] /ˈmeɪd nˌhɛd/

noun
1.
the hymen.
2.
maidenhood; virginity.
/ˈmeɪdənˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a nontechnical word for the hymen
2.
virginity; maidenhood
/ˈmeɪdənˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a town in S England, in Windsor and Maidenhead unitary authority, Berkshire, on the River Thames. Pop: 58 848 (2001)
n.

c.1200, from maiden (n.) + -head (see godhead). Cf. also maidehede (c.1200) “celibacy, virginity” (of men or women).

maidenhead maid·en·head (mād’n-hěd’)
n.

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