spinster

  1. an elderly unmarried woman
  2. someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads)

spinster

[n] - an elderly unmarried woman
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Spinster

Spin'ster noun [ Spin + - ster .] 1. A woman who spins, or whose occupation is to spin. « She spake to spinster to spin it out.» Piers Plowman. « The spinsters and the knitters in the sun.» Shak. 2. A man who spin...
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spinster

1. A woman who spins, or whose occupation is to spin. 'She spake to spinster to spin it out.' (Piers Plowman) 'The spinsters and the knitters in the sun.' (Shak) ... 2. A man who spins. ... 3. An unmarried or single woman; used in legal proceedings as a title, or addition to the surname. 'If a gentlewoman be termed a spinster, she may abate the wri...
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spinster

old maid noun an elderly unmarried woman
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Spinster

• (n.) A woman of evil life and character; -- so called from being forced to spin in a house of correction. • (n.) An unmarried or single woman; -- used in legal proceedings as a title, or addition to the surname. • (n.) A man who spins. • (n.) A woman who spins, or whose occupation is to spin.
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spinster

A woman who has never been married.
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Spinster

A spinster is an unmarried woman who is past the usual age for marrying and is considered unlikely to marry. An 18-year-old single woman would not be considered a spinster in contemporary language, but a single, 40-year-old woman may be considered a spinster. The term is synonymous with `old maid`. Several dictionaries flag it as a derogatory te.....
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