Spinster

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A spinster is an older word for an unmarried woman. A word used more often today is "single woman" or bachelorette.

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A spinster is also someone who spins yarn from wool using a spinning wheel. Spinsters use the yarn to make clothes like a tailor, seamster, seamstress. One famous spinster is the girl in the story of Rumpelstiltskin.