from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman's family name before she is married. Used of a surname that is replaced by a woman when she marries. Also called birth name.
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- n. A married woman's original last name; her name when she was a maiden.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the surname of a woman before her marriage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a woman's surname before marriage
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