Etymology
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old maid (n.)

"spinster, woman who remains single well beyond the usual marrying age," 1520s, from old + maid. The card game is attested by that name from 1831. 

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Definitions of old maid

old maid (n.)
an elderly unmarried woman;
Synonyms: spinster
old maid (n.)
any of various plants of the genus Zinnia cultivated for their variously and brightly colored flower heads;
Synonyms: zinnia / old maid flower
old maid (n.)
commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers;
Synonyms: periwinkle / rose periwinkle / Madagascar periwinkle / Cape periwinkle / red periwinkle / cayenne jasmine / Catharanthus roseus / Vinca rosea
old maid (n.)
the loser in a game of old maid;
old maid (n.)
a card game using a pack of cards from which one queen has been removed; players match cards and the player holding the unmatched queen at the end of the game is the loser (or `old maid');
From wordnet.princeton.edu