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1. Offensive Used as a disparaging term for a woman who is no longer young and has not married.
2. Informal A person regarded as being primly fastidious.
a. A card game in which players match cards into pairs using a deck that has an odd number of cards. The player who holds the unmatched card at the end loses.
b. The loser of this game.
old′-maid′ish (-mā′dĭsh) adj.
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fastidious - giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"
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