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old girl

noun
1.
Chiefly British. a former student at a girl's school, especially a preparatory school.
2.
(used in informal direct address to a woman.)
3.
a lively elderly woman.
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  • Ogula camp no place for old girl if they short of chop and hungry.

    The Yellow God H. Rider Haggard
  • It must be said that Lalie had a pale and serious look, with the expression of an old girl.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • "I can't talk to you when you talk like that, old girl," he had said.

    This Freedom A. S. M. Hutchinson
  • You do keep account of my goin's and comin's, don't you, old girl?

    Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • He couldn't do nothing with them, so he turns back and offers to carry the old girl's basket.

    Uncle Joe's Stories Edward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugesson, First Baron Brabourne
  • Buck up, old girl, it is never so bad that it might not be worse!

    The Adventurous Seven Bessie Marchant
  • Your brain's been right enough until to-day, old girl, and it will be again.

    The Invader Margaret L. Woods
  • Well, I didn't want to be too hard on the old girl, so I let her down easy.

    The Trail of '98 Robert W. Service
  • Aunt Lavinia says it belongs to Ainsleigh, but I never saw it till it was round the throat of the old girl.

    The Mandarin's Fan Fergus Hume
British Dictionary definitions for old girl

old girl

noun
1.
(sometimes capitals) (Brit) a female ex-pupil of a school
2.
(informal, mainly Brit)
  1. a familiar name used to refer to a woman
  2. an old woman
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Slang definitions & phrases for old girl

old girl

noun phrase

An old woman; also, a wife (1791+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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