Definition of old lady in English:

old lady


  • 1An elderly woman.

    • ‘My social conscience prevented me from abandoning it in the produce section where some little old lady would be blocked off from the lemons.’
    • ‘JM found one old lady stacking a few cut limes, flowers, and incense by the side of the lift door.’
    • ‘I crash into some old lady in a flowery rubber bathing cap.’
    • ‘It took him weeks, if not months, to do it, and why should I forgive him for brutalizing this sweet, dear, old lady?’
    • ‘A frail, headscarved old lady halted the marchers and passed out home-baked cakes.’
    • ‘How would they feel if that old lady was their grandmother?’
    • ‘Next we have his wife, the little old lady, sari and sneaker-sporting.’
    • ‘And when you see it, if there's some old lady sitting next to you, don't laugh.’
    • ‘From wheelchair bound little old lady to escapee, that was my Grandma.’
    • ‘No longer the little girl, she's become a really interestingly deluded old lady.’
    • ‘She was a lovely, motherly old lady with a mane of white hair wound into a compact bun.’
    • ‘Despite the rest of the family wanting this old lady interned in a hospital or hospice, my mother is of the old school.’
    • ‘I talked to one old lady who had all her windows smashed four times to encourage her to leave.’
    • ‘A ninety-four year old lady from Ballina asked her neighbour to ring me and ask what she could do for the appeal.’
    • ‘Why is it that the words ‘selecting a poison’ sound so ominous coming from a sweet little old lady?’
    • ‘Ada and another old lady are sitting on the ground under the mango tree.’
    • ‘I speeded up my walk and rushed by, and fortunately he was too busy harrying a fierce little old lady to notice me.’
    • ‘She suddenly recognised the old lady as Sapna's mother.’
    • ‘Attitude is everything in her situation and if she starts thinking of herself as some dottery little old lady we are in trouble.’
    • ‘Then this old lady said, ‘If he comes at me again I'm going to kill him!’’
    senior citizen, pensioner, oap, elderly woman, crone
    View synonyms
    1. 1.1one's old ladyinformal A person's mother or a man's wife or girlfriend.
      ‘my old lady's nearly ninety’
      • ‘Dru World Order is the ideal soundtrack for sipping Cristal, polishing your diamonds or making sweet love to your old lady.’
      • ‘Denis called his fiancée ‘my old lady’.’
      wife, spouse, bride
      View synonyms
  • 2A brownish European moth with a creamy pattern on the wings.

    Mormo maura, family Noctuidae


old lady