old lady

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  1. a mother, usually one's own.

  2. a wife.

  1. a girlfriend or female lover, especially a female lover with whom one cohabits.

Origin of old lady

First recorded in 1775–85

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How to use old lady in a sentence

  • Could being accused of filching a fragile old lady out of her pennies spell the end for Nicolas Sarkozy?

    Sarkozy’s Old Lady Troubles | Tracy McNicoll | March 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • “To say that you would have more sense than the police, would be a poor compliment,” said the old lady.

  • And gathering up Stéphanie like a bunch of snowdrops, the yellow, galvanized iron old lady swept out of the room.

  • "I like the old lady, but her son and his wife are very rough people," suggested Dorothy.

    The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
  • Mis' Calvert, the old lady, she sent me to fetch this basket o' garden sass to Mis' Chester: an' this letter was for you, sir.

    Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
  • She never comes to see the old lady but she throws her into an agitated state, fit to bring on another attack.

    The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge

British Dictionary definitions for old lady

old lady

  1. an informal term for mother 1, wife (def. 1)

  2. 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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