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Definition of maiden adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

maiden

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈmeɪdn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeɪdn//
 
 
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[only before noun] being the first of its kind a maiden flight/voyage (= the first journey made by a plane/ship) a maiden speech (= the first speech made by an MP in the parliaments of some countries) Word Origin Old English mægden, from a Germanic diminutive meaning ‘maid, virgin’; related to German Mädchen, diminutive of Magd ‘maid’, from an Indo-European root shared by Old Irish mug ‘boy, servant’.
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