Definition of old woman in English:

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old woman

Pronunciation: /ōld ˈwo͝omən/


1 informal A person’s mother, wife, or girlfriend.
Example sentences
  • So he went back home and asked his old woman whether there was any bread.
  • You'd much better not be swilling vodka, you fool, but taking pity on your old woman instead of falling at my feet.
  • When he had come home yesterday evening, a little drunk as usual, and from long-established habit had begun swearing and shaking his fists, his old woman had looked at her rowdy spouse as she had never looked at him before.
2 derogatory A fussy or timid person, especially a man: he’s always telling me I’m an old woman about security



sense 2.
Example sentences
  • London Fashion Week is pretty old-womanish really, it's for the really wealthy fashion victims.

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Syllabification: old wom·an

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