Definition of old-maidenly in English:

old-maidenly

adjective

  • Old-maidish.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Robert Bage (?1728–1801), businessman and novelist. From old maiden + -ly, after maidenly.

Pronunciation

old-maidenly

/ˌəʊl(d)ˈmeɪdnli/