Now Chiefly Literary the state or time of being a maiden
Origin of maidenhoodMiddle English maidenhod from Old English mægdenhad: see maiden and -hood
The condition or time of being a maiden.
(countable and uncountable, plural maidenhoods)
From Middle English maydenhode, meidenhod, maÈdenhad, from Old English mÃ¦Ä¡denhÄd (“maidenhood"), corresponding to maiden +"Ž -hood.