noun see spinster

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  • spinsterhood — spinster ► NOUN chiefly derogatory ▪ an unmarried woman, typically an older woman beyond the usual age for marriage. DERIVATIVES spinsterhood noun spinsterish adjective. ORIGIN originally in the sense «woman who spins» …   English terms dictionary

  • spinsterhood — See spinster. * * * …   Universalium

  • spinsterhood — noun a) The condition of being a spinster. b) The time during which one is a spinster. See Also: spinster …   Wiktionary

  • spinsterhood — Synonyms and related words: bachelordom, bachelorhood, bachelorism, bachelorship, celibacy, continence, maidenhead, maidenhood, misogamy, misogyny, monachism, monasticism, single blessedness, single state, singleness, unwed state, virgin state,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • spinsterhood — spin·ster·hood || spaɪnstÉ™(r)hÊŠd n. state of being an unmarried woman, state of being an old maid; unmarried women collectively …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spinsterhood — spin·ster·hood …   English syllables

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  • spinsterhood — noun the state of being a spinster (usually an elderly unmarried woman) • Derivationally related forms: ↑spinster • Hypernyms: ↑marital status …   Useful english dictionary

  • spinster — spinsterhood, n. spinsterish, adj. spinsterishly, adv. spinsterlike, adj. /spin steuhr/, n. 1. a woman still unmarried beyond the usual age of marrying. 2. Chiefly Law. a woman who has never married. 3. a woman whose occupation is spinning. [1325 …   Universalium

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