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old-womanish

[ohld-woo m-uh-nish] /ˈoʊldˈwʊm ə nɪʃ/
adjective
1.
Sometimes Offensive. having characteristics considered typical of an old woman, as excessive fussiness or timidity.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75
Related forms
old-womanishness, noun
Usage note
This term is sometimes perceived as insulting because it reinforces stereotypes.
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