maidhood


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maid·hood

 (mād′ho͝od′)
n.
Maidenhood.
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maidhood

(ˈmeɪdˌhʊd)
n
another name for maidenhood
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maidhood - the childhood of a girlmaidhood - the childhood of a girl    
childhood - the time of person's life when they are a child
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