WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
spin•ster /ˈspɪnstɚ/USA pronunciation n. [countable]

    a woman who has remained unmarried.
spin•ster•hood, n. [uncountable]

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

spinster /ˈspɪnstə/ n
  1. an unmarried woman regarded as being beyond the age of marriage
  2. (in legal documents) a woman who has never married
  3. (formerly) a woman who spins thread for her living
Etymology: 14th Century (in the sense: a person, esp a woman, whose occupation is spinning; C17: a woman still unmarried): from spin + -ster

ˈspinsterˌhood n ˈspinsterish adj

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