old-womanish

[ ohld-woom-uh-nish ]
/ ˈoʊldˈwʊm ə nɪʃ /

adjective

Sometimes Offensive. having characteristics considered typical of an old woman, as excessive fussiness or timidity.

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Origin of old-womanish

First recorded in 1765–75

usage note for old-womanish

This term is sometimes perceived as insulting because it reinforces stereotypes.

OTHER WORDS FROM old-womanish

old-wom·an·ish·ness, noun
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