Examples of old lady in a Sentence
He cheated on his old lady.
My old lady says I have to be home by eight.
First Known Use of old lady
Financial Definition of OLD LADY
What It Is
In the banking world, Old Lady is a nickname for the Bank of England. The full nickname is "Old Lady of Threadneedle Street."
How It Works
The Bank of England is the United Kingdom's central bank, meaning that it is a bank for banks and works closely with the government's treasury.
Why It Matters
The Bank of England was founded in 1694. The nickname first appeared in a caption to a political cartoon by James Gillray, published in 1797. It depicts the prime minister trying to woo the bank, which took the form of a money-clad old lady.
OLD LADY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of old lady for English Language Learners
: someone's wife or girlfriend
: someone's mother
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