Spinster

Word SPINSTER
Character 8
Hyphenation spin ster
Pronunciations /ˈspɪnstə/

Definitions and meanings of "Spinster"

What do we mean by spinster?

A woman, especially an older one, who has not married. noun

A person, especially a woman, whose occupation is spinning thread. noun

A woman who spins; by extension, any person who spins; a spinner. noun

An unmarried woman (so called because she was supposed to occupy herself with spinning): the legal designation in England of all unmarried women from a viscount's daughter downward; popularly, an elderly unmarried woman; an “old maid”: sometimes used adjectively. noun

A woman of an evil life or character: so called from being forced to spin in the house of correction. See spin-house. noun

A woman who spins, or whose occupation is to spin. noun

A man who spins. noun

An unmarried or single woman; -- used in legal proceedings as a title, or addition to the surname. noun

A woman of evil life and character; -- so called from being forced to spin in a house of correction. noun

A woman who has never been married, especially one past the typical marrying age according to social traditions. noun

One who spins (puts a spin on) a political media story so as to give something a favorable or advantageous appearance; a spin doctor, spin merchant or spin master. noun

Someone whose occupation was spinning thread. noun

A woman of evil life and character; so called from being forced to spin in a house of correction. noun

An elderly unmarried woman noun

Someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads) noun

(sometimes derogatory) A woman who has never been married, especially one past the typical marrying age according to social traditions.

One who spins (puts a spin on) a political media story so as to give something a favorable or advantageous appearance; a spin doctor, spin merchant or spin master.

Someone whose occupation was spinning thread.

A woman of evil life and character; so called from being forced to spin in a house of correction.

A spider; an insect (such as a silkworm) which spins thread.

Old unmarried woman. Not necessarily a virgin. Urban Dictionary

A woman who is not married, especially a woman who is no longer young and seems unlikely ever to marry. Note* A woman who never enters marriage contract is so smart. Urban Dictionary

A woman who kept on believing in fairytale-like love stories for too long. Urban Dictionary

Spinster is an attractive lady who can spin dreams of her own, have the freedom to make them true, and when this happens men often spin around her for marriage proposals. Now it depends entirely on her to accept or reject proposals. Married ladies often envy spinsters. Urban Dictionary

(n.) He-who-must-attend-spinning-class-regularly Urban Dictionary

A word men used to offend a woman who isn't married or doesn't have children. But now we're reclaiming the word: a girl who doesn't change herself for a guy or a woman who doesn't define herself by a guy. Urban Dictionary

A gangster who rides on spinners, rims that rotate continously, even if the actual wheel is not turning. It is a portmanteau of the words 'spinners' and 'gangster'. Urban Dictionary

A female who values her female relationships as much as her male ones, doesn't alter who she is, what she believes in, or what she wants to make a boy's life easier, and not worrying that boys will find her unattractive if she speaks what's is on her mind A spinster can have sexual relationships as long as they still follow the spinster rules Urban Dictionary

A hipster (35+) who takes a modern, but yet old expensive piece of clothing and pairs it with mostly inexpensive items purchased from Nordstrom's Rack or Marshall's. Basically, they put their own SPIN on their old expensive clothing and thus making it AWESOME = SPINSTER! Urban Dictionary

A word men use to make women feel quilt about not being married or married and childless Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Spinster

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The word "spinster" in example sentences

The term spinster — used today to refer to a woman who remains unmarried — originated with women who spent their adult years at the spinning wheel rather than raising a family. ❋ Leonard Greenhalgh (2001)

Women spun for their own households, and the term spinster was introduced. ❋ Bill Nye (1873)

The headline's use of the term spinster is clearly a pejorative term that connotes an attempt to avoid degradation and disapproval by society by maintaining single-status beyond the time that society believes is appropriate. ❋ Unknown (2009)

She was tall for a woman and still rather young to live under the weight of the title spinster. ❋ Dominic Smith (2006)

The age-old term "spinster," for example, continues to be used to deride unmarried women -- past their prime, and left spinning in the tower. ❋ Adam Foldes (2011)

Alexia, a spinster, is outspoken, intelligent, witty and — an aspect I liked (even if I thought it was mentioned a little too often) — not conventionally pretty for her time. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The oldest spinster is the self-appointed cook in this house. ❋ Unknown (2007)

[Khold's] [mother]. ❋ DM (2004)

"[Spinster] means [a woman] who can [stand] independently and doesn't need a man for her life" ❋ Ebonii (2008)

my ( spinster ) [chemistry teacher] ❋ Aeredna (2009)

I am a spinster, I can [spin] as I like; not a [married] lady who has [marred] her life! ❋ Koolcharm (2015)

[The gym] was largely populated by spinsters. ❋ Salmonsunglasses (2011)

"She's [so cool]! she has the spinster [vibe] [y'know]?" ❋ Walkingfeministdictionary (2022)

Joke Me: whatchu you call a gangster who pimps his [ride with] them [spinners]? Person: think....I don't know, tell me. Me: A [Spinster]! Hah; funny, eh? Person: Damn, that was the lamest joke I've ever heard ❋ 123philihp321 (2006)

Boy: "I don't like the way you dress, you would look so much better if you wore dresses like [other girls]" Girl: "Well, I like my jeans and I'm not changing myself to impress you" Boy: "[Stop it] and just agree with me like other girls do!" Girl: "Well [that's my opinion] and I'm not changing it just because you don't agree. It's called being a spinster" ❋ Feminist#1 (2017)

A new trendy hoodie with an old expensive [leather skirt] and v-Itaglia boots or paul [green shoes] (and sometimes awesome knee socks), hence, you are a [SPINster]! ❋ Tarster (2010)

“[man], she’s a spinster ❋ Walkingfeministdictionary (2022)

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