Definition of old woman in English:

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old woman


1An elderly female person.
Example sentences
  • After three solid poundings, the door slowly creaked open to reveal an elderly old woman.
  • He zeroes in on the face of an old woman, showing that the weak and elderly are victims too.
  • Even children and old women and old men wanted to go.
senior citizen, pensioner, OAP, elderly woman, crone;
Russian babushka
informal old dear
archaic beldam, grandam, gammer, mother
1.1 (one's old woman) informal A person’s mother or a man’s wife or girlfriend: he shed many tears over his old woman
More 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.
North American informal mama, mamma
dated lady, memsahib
Indian  amma
North American informal mom, mommy
dated mama, mamma, mater
1.2 derogatory A fussy or timid person, especially a man: he’s always telling me I’m an old woman about security
worrier, perfectionist, stickler, grumbler
informal fusspot
North American informal fussbudget



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

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