- of or like a foolish, doddering old woman.
Origin of anile
1645–55; < Latin anīlis pertaining to an old woman, equivalent to an(us) old woman + -īlis -ile
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- of or like a feeble old woman
C17: from Latin anīlis, from anus old woman
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- Of or like an old woman.
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