Definition of spinsterhood in US English:

spinsterhood

noun

  • See spinster

    • ‘Often they picked one child - usually a daughter - to stay home with the parents, caring for them well into her spinsterhood.’
    • ‘Or perhaps, in a more generous mood, you'd have her turning 40 and sinking gracefully into the silent oblivion of confirmed spinsterhood.’
    • ‘Is this the sound of my impending spinsterhood?’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

spinsterhood

/ˈspinstərˌho͝od//ˈspɪnstərˌhʊd/