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old woman

an informal term for mother1 , wife (sense 1)
a timid, fussy, or cautious person
Derived Forms
old-womanish, adjective
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  • Heidi, in her happiness, could hardly wait to bring the old woman the good news.

    Heidi Johanna Spyri
  • What way will I live and the girls with me, and I an old woman looking for the grave?

    Riders to the Sea J. M. Synge
  • But I thought of the old woman in the narrow despised street.

    What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • That white hair would brand Marian anywhere as an old woman.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • The old woman caught her by the arm so that she had to bend her head.

    The Ghost Girl H. De Vere Stacpoole
Slang definitions & phrases for old woman

old woman

noun phrase

old lady

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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