Deep they needed to be, because the Nazis could take offense quicker than a prudish Victorian spinster.
Ass-kicking, bad guy-killing Carter is just a future spinster.
Susan, a spinster who has never been kissed, has named me as the man she wants to end this unfortunate situation with.
mid-14c., "female spinner of thread," from Middle English spinnen (see spin) + -stere, feminine suffix. Spinning commonly done by unmarried women, hence the word came to denote "an unmarried woman" in legal documents from 1600s to early 1900s, and by 1719 was being used generically for "woman still unmarried and beyond the usual age for it."
Spinster, a terme, or an addition in our Common Law, onely added in Obligations, Euidences, and Writings, vnto maids vnmarried. [John Minsheu, "Ductor in Linguas," 1617]