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noun as in (offensive) unmarried woman

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Since this is a rom-com, what Renée Zellweger’s Bridget fears most is becoming a spinster whose greatest relationship is with a bottle of wine.

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According to STD life coach Belize Spivey, having herpes doesn’t mean you’re destined to live as a spinster.

Ass-kicking, bad guy-killing Carter is just a future spinster.

She is the last generation of spinster-daughters expected to stay home and look after her parents.

There were, though, other loves that belied the appearance of a desiccated, workaholic spinster.

Deep they needed to be, because the Nazis could take offense quicker than a prudish Victorian spinster.

How does one manage to make a gorgeous, youthful and lithe woman like Kate look like this elderly spinster?

The spinster was startled out of her calm and a look of concern spread over her face.

A spinster who was a poor relation was the only person of respectable breeding who ever came near them.

The little spinster turned round quite fluttered, with both her fat little hands extended.

"I never can get used to the name of Ancram instead of Algernon," said the spinster, raising her round red face from her woolwork.

This sounds harsh, but nobody minds Salemina, least of all Francesca, who well knows that she is the apple of that spinster's eye.


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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to spinster, such as: virgin, bachelor girl, lone woman, old maid, and single woman.

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