Definition of ice maiden in English:

ice maiden

noun

  • 1(In folklore, fairy tales, etc.) a female spirit or supernatural being associated with ice and snowy landscapes.

  • 2Informal (chiefly derogatory) an unfeeling or emotionless woman; (in later use) specifically a woman (especially a beautiful or alluring one) who is regarded as cold or unresponsive.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Mary Howitt (1799–1888), writer and translator.