old woman

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

  2. a timid, fussy, or cautious person

Derived forms of old woman

  • old-womanish, adjective

Words Nearby old woman

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How to use old woman in a sentence

  • The mosquito bar was drawn over her; the old woman had come in while she slept and let down the bar.

  • "It counts with a foolish old woman whom you have captivated," replied Mademoiselle, with her wriggling laugh.

  • We here found the good old woman who had been our fellow passenger from Germany to Rio Janeiro, in company with her son.

  • But not there where the old woman might hear and understand, and where he felt sure Mandy Ann was listening.

    The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
  • "Never mind granny," she said, when they reached the house and Mandy stopped to say how d'ye to the old woman in the chair.

    The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes