Definition of Old woman

1. Noun. A woman who is old.

2. Noun. Herb with greyish leaves found along the east coast of North America; used as an ornamental plant.
Exact synonyms: Artemisia Stelleriana, Beach Wormwood, Dusty Miller
Group relationships: Genus Artemisia
Generic synonyms: Wormwood

Definition of Old woman

1. Noun. (literally) An elderly woman. ¹

2. Noun. (context: informal derogatory) A person (irrespective of age or sex) who is always complaining about his or her situation. ¹

3. Noun. (informal) Old mother. ¹

4. Noun. (informal idiomatic) Wife. ¹

5. Noun. (informal) Old female partner. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Old Woman

old stager
old stick
old style
old style font
old sweat
old sweats
old time
old time used to be
old times
old timey
old wine in a new bottle
old wives' tale
old wives' tales
old women
old yellow enzyme
olde tyme
olde worlde
older adult
older than the hills

Literary usage of Old woman

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1. Dombey and Son. by Charles Dickens, Hablot Knight Browne (1848)
"cried the old woman bugging herself with her lean arms in her exultation. ... said the old woman, bending greedily over the table to look at the money, ..."

2. Representative British Dramas: Victorian and Modern by Montrose Jonas Moses (1918)
"old woman. That's true for you indeed, and it's long I'm on the roads since I first went ... old woman. Sometimes my feet are tired and my hands are quiet, ..."

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