adjective see spinster

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • spinsterish — 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

  • spinsterish — See spinsterhood. * * * …   Universalium

  • spinsterish — adjective Resembling a spinster …   Wiktionary

  • spinsterish — spin·ster·ish …   English syllables

  • spinsterish — /ˈspɪnstərɪʃ/ (say spinstuhrish) adjective having the characteristics often attributed to spinsters, such as fussiness, prudishness, obsessive neatness, etc.; old maidish. {spinster + ish1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • spinsterish — ərish adjective : having the habits, appearance, or traits of a spinster : old maidish * * * spinˈsterish adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑spinster …   Useful english dictionary

  • spin|ster|ly — «SPIHN stuhr lee», adjective. = spinsterish. (Cf. ↑spinsterish) …   Useful english dictionary

  • spinster — noun Date: 14th century 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 • spinsterhood noun… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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