old-maidish old-maidish

Definition(s):

  • (adj) primly fastidious

Usage(s):

  1. He is indeed a Bostonian, with a Harvard accent, a vaguely old-maidish face and a wardrobe of sedate grey suits.
  2. She was impressed by his penetration and vision, and amused by the contrast between them and his old-maidish way of life.
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