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SPINSTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spinster mean? 

SPINSTER (noun)
  The noun SPINSTER has 2 senses:

1. an elderly unmarried woman
2. someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads)

  Familiarity information: SPINSTER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPINSTER (noun)


Sense 1spinster [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An elderly unmarried woman

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

old maid; spinster

Hypernyms ("spinster" is a kind of...):

unmarried woman (a woman who is not married)


Sense 2spinster [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

spinner; thread maker; spinster

Hypernyms ("spinster" is a kind of...):

maker; shaper (a person who makes things)


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