Part of speech: noun

An unmarried woman.

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Usage examples "spinster":

  1. Webb, almost outwitted, stood on the edge of the porch and watched the spinster trip down the walk. - "The Desired Woman", Will N. Harben.
  2. All hopes of a husband and a home of their own had quite died out of their spinster bosoms, and they would not have been human had they not secretly and grievously envied the comely, blooming Isabella her husband, children, and home. - "Between Whiles", Helen Hunt Jackson.
  3. " We found her shut in there, Mr. Anderson," the spinster added, pointing toward the gaping entrance of the Hidden Room. - "The Bat", Avery Hopwood Mary Roberts Rinehart.