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old woman

an informal term for mother1 , wife (sense 1)
a timid, fussy, or cautious person
Derived Forms
old-womanish, adjective
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  • I sometimes fancy that the old woman is the happier of the two.

  • What way will I live and the girls with me, and I an old woman looking for the grave?

    Riders to the Sea J. M. Synge
  • There's no sense left on any person in a house where an old woman will be talking for ever.

    Riders to the Sea J. M. Synge
  • The old woman encouraged him, and said he was still a young man in comparison with her.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • "You must be very careful of it," said the old woman, delivering her message faithfully.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
Slang definitions & phrases for old woman

old woman

noun phrase

old lady

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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