Definition of old-maidism in English:

old-maidism

noun

  • = old-maidishness.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Mary Delany (1700–1788), court favourite and artist. From old maid + -ism.

Pronunciation

old-maidism

/ˌəʊl(d)ˈmeɪdɪz(ə)m/