Synonyms of old maid


1. spinster, old maid, unmarried woman

usage: an elderly unmarried woman

2. zinnia, old maid, old maid flower, flower

usage: any of various plants of the genus Zinnia cultivated for their variously and brightly colored flower heads

3. periwinkle, rose periwinkle, Madagascar periwinkle, old maid, Cape periwinkle, red periwinkle, cayenne jasmine, Catharanthus roseus, Vinca rosea, herb, herbaceous plant

usage: commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers

4. old maid, loser, also-ran

usage: the loser in a game of old maid

5. old maid, card game, cards

usage: a card game using a pack of cards from which one queen has been removed; players match cards and the player holding the unmatched queen at the end of the game is the loser (or `old maid')

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