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old lady

noun, Informal.
a mother, usually one's own.
a wife.
a girlfriend or female lover, especially a female lover with whom one cohabits.
Origin of old lady
First recorded in 1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He was really fond of the old lady: she had always been kind to him.

    The Later Life Louis Couperus
  • “Come in, my dear,” said the old lady, who was a little deaf.

  • An old lady whom you do not know—Madame de Bracieux—you are much wiser now, are you not?

    Bijou Gyp
  • The old lady, however, after due conventions, was permitted to go home.

    The heart of happy hollow Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • You will of course send the old lady's horoscope to us at the same time with full particulars.

British Dictionary definitions for old lady

old lady

an informal term for mother1 , wife (sense 1)
a large noctuid moth, Mormo maura, that has drab patterned wings originally thought to resemble an elderly Victorian lady's shawl
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Slang definitions & phrases for old lady

old lady

noun phrase

  1. One's wife; a wife: Losin' his old lady is what crazied him (1836+)
  2. A girlfriend, mistress, woman living companion, etc: He introduced this chick as his old lady (1950s+)
  3. One's mother; a mother: The little kid went to ask his old lady if he could come along (1836+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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