Definition of Spinsterhood in English :

Define Spinsterhood in English

Spinsterhood meaning in English

Meaning of Spinsterhood in English

Pronunciation of Spinsterhood in English

Spinsterhood pronunciation in English

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Spinsterhood

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Noun

1. spinsterhood

the state of being a spinster (usually an elderly unmarried woman)

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Spinsterhood

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noun
1. 
an unmarried woman regarded as being beyond the age of marriage
2. law
(in legal documents) a woman who has never married
Compare feme sole
3. 
(formerly) a woman who spins thread for her living

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Spinsterhood

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noun
1. 
a woman who spins thread or yarn
2. 
a. 
a woman who is not married, divorced, or widowed (used esp. in legal documents)
b. 
a middle-aged or older woman who has never married

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Spinsterhood

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n.
1. Often Offensive A woman, especially an older one, who has not married.
2. Archaic A person, especially a woman, whose occupation is spinning thread.

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