old-womanish

old-womanish

[ohld-woom-uh-nish]
adjective
Sometimes Offensive. having characteristics considered typical of an old woman, as excessive fussiness or timidity.

Origin:
1765–75

old-womanishness, noun


This term is sometimes perceived as insulting because it reinforces stereotypes.
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old woman
 
n
1.  mother an informal term for wife
2.  a timid, fussy, or cautious person
 
old-'womanish
 
adj

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