Definition of spinsterhood noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

spinsterhood

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈspɪnstərhʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɪnstərhʊd//
 
[uncountable](old-fashioned, often disapproving)
 
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the state of a woman not being married For most women, marriage used to bring a higher status than spinsterhood.