girlhood vs maidenhood what difference

what is difference between girlhood and maidenhood

English

Etymology

girl +‎ -hood

Noun

girlhood (countable and uncountable, plural girlhoods)

  1. (uncountable) The state of being a girl.
  2. (countable) The childhood of a girl.

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English

Etymology

From Middle English maydenhode, meidenhod, maȝdenhad, from Old English mæġdenhād (maidenhood), equivalent to maiden +‎ -hood.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmeɪd(ə)nhʊd/

Noun

maidenhood (countable and uncountable, plural maidenhoods)

  1. (uncountable) The condition of being a maiden; the time when one is a maiden or young girl.
  2. A woman’s virginity or maidenhead.
  3. Freshness; newness.

Synonyms

  • maidhood

Related terms

  • maidenhead

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