Definition of pucelage in English:

pucelage

noun

  • The state or condition of being a ‘pucelle’ or girl; maidenhood, virginity. Also figurative. Now archaic and rare.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Rastell (c1475–1536), lawyer and printer. From Middle French pucelage, pucellage maidenhood, virginity from pucelle + -age.

Pronunciation

pucelage

/ˈpjuːsɪlɪdʒ//ˈpjuːsɪlɑːʒ/