old woman


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old woman

1. A mildly disparaging term for (one's) mother. (Variant of "old lady.") One second, I need to ring my old woman and tell her where we're going after school.
2. (One's) girlfriend, wife, or romantic partner. Jane's always having to check in with her old woman whenever she comes with us on a night out. My old woman and I have been putting aside some savings for a vacation in the Bahamas this summer.
3. An exceptionally fussy, timid, circumspect, or anxious person, especially a woman. Ah, don't be such an old woman. Come out with us this Friday and live a little!
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old woman

verb
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References in classic literature ?
And healthy,' said the old woman, 'as the fresh wind?
the old woman said severely, coming into the room and, as before, standing in front of him so as to look him straight in the face.
They are a race of maniacs," replied the old woman.
And Gerda told her all; and the old woman shook her head and said, "A-hem
They walked for some distance till the old woman stopped at a large house, where she knocked.
But when the old woman stirred the kneeling lady, she lifted not her head.
The old woman, being released, went on her way slowly.
As for the little old woman, she took off her cap and balanced the point on the end of her nose, while she counted "One, two, three" in a solemn voice.
But one day, after the corn had all been cut and stacked, and Tip was carrying the pumpkins to the stable, he took a notion to make a "Jack Lantern" and try to give the old woman a fright with it.
There was no article of his creed in which he had a stronger faith than he had in witchcraft, nor can the reader conceive a figure more adapted to inspire this idea, than the old woman who now stood before him.
This was a woman, too, and, moreover, an old woman, and as fat and as rubicund as Madame Pelet was meagre and yellow; her attire was likewise very fine, and spring flowers of different hues circled in a bright wreath the crown of her violet-coloured velvet bonnet.
The old woman was very ill at that time, and knew she was dying (she really did die a couple of months later), and though she felt the end approaching she never thought of forgiving her daughter, to the very day of her death.
Here's a bit o' nice victual, then," said the old woman, handing to Maggie a lump of dry bread, which she had taken from a bag of scraps, and a piece of cold bacon.
Then the old woman rose, and creeping on her hands went into the hut.
This end, conceived in the astuteness of her uneasy heart, the old woman had pursued with secrecy and determination.