old lady


informal : wife
"Uh, before I get into that, where's your wife now?" "My old lady? Workin'."K. C. Constantine
informal : mother
Adolescence can be defined as that time of youthful ignorance in which we presume that we are morally superior to our parents. … The worst part of growing up is the painful realization that you are no better than your old man or old lady.Christine Nelson
informal : girlfriend
The kid had only a silly little plastic jacket, fake leather, like some motorcycle moll. Did they call them molls? Or were they something like "old ladies," as in "She's my old lady."B. J. Oliphant

Examples of old lady in a Sentence

He cheated on his old lady. My old lady says I have to be home by eight.

Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of old lady was in 1599

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Cite this Entry

“Old lady.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/old%20lady. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

old lady

: one's wife or mother
: girlfriend
especially : a woman with whom a man lives
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