Definition of old dear in English:

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old dear

noun

informal
A patronizing term for an elderly woman.
Example sentences
  • It sometimes seems the only roles left to them are monstrous mothers and dotty old dears.
  • Two nice old dears are sitting in the foyer of Woburn Elderly Care, a rest home and hospital run by the Presbyterian Church.
  • It has a faint odour of the 50s, of old dears knitting and nodding.

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