Meaning of “spinster” in the English Dictionary

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spinsternoun [ C ]

us /ˈspɪn·stər/ dated

a woman who is not married, esp. a woman who is no longer young and seems unlikely ever to marry

Note: This word is likely to be offensive except if it is used about people in the past.

(Definition of “spinster” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)