What does the word spinster mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • An unmarried woman.

Usage examples for spinster

  1. Webb, almost outwitted, stood on the edge of the porch and watched the spinster trip down the walk. – The Desired Woman by 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 by 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 by Avery Hopwood Mary Roberts Rinehart
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