Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman who has never given birth.

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  • n. A woman who has never given birth

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A woman, especially one not a virgin, who has never had a child: correlated with primipara, multipara.

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  • n. (obstetrics) a woman who has never give birth to a child

Etymologies

Latin nūllus, none; see ne in Indo-European roots + -para.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I could be the erotic, perennially sensual nullipara, the childbirth virgin, and yet I was also the dried-up crone with a uterus full of twigs.

    Brilliant at Breakfast

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  • Is there any difference between nullipara and nulliparous? Maybe the former is a noun and the latter an adjective?

    December 1, 2008

  • “At the height of her pregnancy, Cathy and I embodied several facets of femininity. She could be seen as the fertile, glowing mother-to-be as well as the hemorrhoidal, flatulent, lumpen pregnant woman. I could be the erotic, perennially sensual nullipara, the childbirth virgin, and yet I was also the dried-up crone with a uterus full of twigs.�?

    The New York Times, Her Body, My Baby, by Alex Kuczynski, November 28, 2008

    December 1, 2008