Definition of spinsterhood in English:



dated, derogatory

See spinster

‘I swear to God… I am preparing for my spinsterhood.’
  • ‘Her omnipotent Jewish mother valiantly works to end her daughter's spinsterhood, but to no avail.’
  • ‘Or perhaps, in a more generous mood, you'd have her turning 40 and sinking gracefully into the silent oblivion of confirmed spinsterhood.’
  • ‘Often they picked one child - usually a daughter - to stay home with the parents, caring for them well into her spinsterhood.’
  • ‘Is this the sound of my impending spinsterhood?’



/ˈspinstərˌho͝od/ /ˈspɪnstərˌhʊd/