spinster


spin·ster

noun \ˈspin(t)-stər\

: an unmarried woman who is past the usual age for marrying and is considered unlikely to marry

Full Definition of SPINSTER

1
:  a woman whose occupation is to spin
2
a archaic :  an unmarried woman of gentle family
b :  an unmarried woman and especially one past the common age for marrying
3
:  a woman who seems unlikely to marry
spin·ster·hood \-ˌhd\ noun
spin·ster·ish \-st(ə-)rish\ adjective
spin·ster·ly adjective

First Known Use of SPINSTER

14th century

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