oldwomanish

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-womanish

adjective
primly fastidious [syn: old-maidish
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