maidenry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

maiden +‎ -ry

Noun[edit]

maidenry (uncountable)

  1. collectively, maidens, all the single women
    • 2009 September 1, Natalie Angier, “Skipping Spouse to Spouse Isn’t Just a Man’s Game”, New York Times:
      By this conventional evolutionary psychology script, the man who skips from one nubile spouse to another over time is, like the sultan who hoards the local maidenry in a single convenient location, simply seeking to “maximize his reproductive fitness,” to sire as many children as possible with as many wives as possible.

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