What does "Spinster" mean?


(n.) A man who spins (n.) A woman of evil life and character; -- so called from being forced to spin in a house of correction (n.) A woman who spins, or whose occupation is to spin (n.) An unmarried or single woman; -- used in legal proceedings as a title, or addition to the surname

Synonyms spinner, old maid, thread maker

Word Family spinsterhood, spinsterish, spinsters