Disparaging and Offensive. an elderly or confirmed spinster.
a fussy, timid, prudish person.
3. Cards. a.
a simple game, played with a deck having one card removed, in which
the players draw from one another to match pairs and the one holding an odd queen at the end loses.
the loser of such a game.
The meaning “a spinster” is used with disparaging intent and perceived as insulting. It puts emphasis on the woman’s advanced age and assumed inability to ever attract a husband. See also spinster