old' maid'

1. Usually Disparaging and elderly or confirmed spinster.
2. a fussy, timid, prudish person.
3. Cards.
a. a simple game, played with a deck having one card removed, in which the players draw from one another to match pairs and the one holding an odd queen at the end loses.
b. the loser of such a game.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

Old Low Germanold-maidish
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