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spinster

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noun spin·ster \ˈspin(t)-stər\

Simple Definition of spinster

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

Full Definition of spinster

  1. 1 :  a woman whose occupation is to spin

  2. 2a archaic :  an unmarried woman of gentle familyb :  an unmarried woman and especially one past the common age for marrying

  3. 3 :  a woman who seems unlikely to marry

spin·ster·hood play \-ˌhu̇d\ noun
spin·ster·ish play \-st(ə-)rish\ adjective
spin·ster·ly adjective

14th Century

First Known Use of spinster

14th century



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