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The line between angry young woman and grumpy old lady is very fine.
Judy Horacek

Meaning of "old lady" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OLD LADY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OLD LADY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Old lady is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OLD LADY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Old lady

Old lady may refer to: ▪ A woman at an old age. ▪ Mother ▪ Girlfriend, wife ▪ The Bank of England ▪ Juventus F.C. ▪ Old Lady moth, the owlet moth Mormo mauraThe Old Lady, a 1932 Italian film ▪ Europe...

Definition of old lady in the English dictionary

The definition of old lady in the dictionary is a large noctuid moth, Mormo maura, that has drab patterned wings originally thought to resemble an elderly Victorian lady's shawl.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OLD LADY

old gold
old guard
old hand
Old Harry
old hat
Old High German
Old Icelandic
old identity
Old Irish
Old Kingdom
Old Latin
Old Low German
old maid
old man
Old Man River
old man´s beard
old master
old media
old money
old moon

WORDS THAT END LIKE OLD LADY

bag lady
bearded lady
cleaning lady
dinner lady
find the lady
first lady
lady
leading lady
lollipop lady
maiden lady
malady
milady
my lady
naked lady
painted lady
pink lady
shopping bag lady
tea lady
white lady
young lady

Synonyms and antonyms of old lady in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «old lady» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OLD LADY

Find out the translation of old lady to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of old lady from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «old lady» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

老太太
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

anciana
570 millions of speakers

English

old lady
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बूढ़ी औरत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السيدة العجوز
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

старушка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

velhinha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বৃদ্ধ মহিলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vieille dame
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

perempuan tua
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Greisin
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

老婦人
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

할머니
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lawas wadon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bà già
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வயதான பெண்மணி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आजी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yaşlı bayan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vecchia signora
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

staruszka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

старенька
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

doamnă în vârstă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γριά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ou dame
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gammal dam
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gammel dame
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of old lady

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OLD LADY»

The term «old lady» is quite widely used and occupies the 34.094 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OLD LADY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «old lady» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «old lady» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about old lady

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10 QUOTES WITH «OLD LADY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word old lady.
1
Brigitte Bardot
What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
2
Emily Blunt
I had a non-existent knowledge of Queen Victoria's early years. Like everyone else, I thought of her as an old lady dressed in black. My mom had told me about her, though, that she had a very loving relationship with Albert, that they had lots of kids, and that he died young.
3
Tyne Daly
Women are usually only interesting to studio executives when they are fecund, between the ages of 15 and 30. I decided to get through the really tough patch, around 50, by just cutting my price and playing ten years older. I didn't want to have to wait until I was an old lady to play one.
4
Tina Fey
If you want to make an audience laugh, you dress a man up like an old lady and push her down the stairs. If you want to make comedy writers laugh, you push an actual old lady down the stairs.
5
Tanya Fischer
I just want to keep at it. I can't wait to see, after years of being around, the roles I can play when I'm a crazy old lady.
6
Michel Gondry
I learned to drive when I was 35. I'm driving like an old lady and very close to the wheel. I don't take many risks, and when people yell at me I say 'sorry, sorry, sorry!' I don't have road rage yet.
7
Ginnifer Goodwin
I want to work endlessly and tirelessly until I'm an old, old lady.
8
Kathryn Harrold
I think I'm going to end up as one terrific old lady!
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Judy Horacek
The line between angry young woman and grumpy old lady is very fine.
10
Janis Joplin
I won't quit to become someone's old lady.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OLD LADY»

Discover the use of old lady in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to old lady and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Clover!
A St. Patrick's Day-themed adaptation of the classic nonsense song finds the intrepid heroine from There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! ingesting items to make a perfect rainbow for a hidden pot of gold. Original.
Lucille Colandro, 2012
2
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!
In a Halloween-themed twist on the classic "Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly", the old lady manages to swallow a bat, owl, cat, ghost, goblin, and even a wizard. Original.
Lucille Colandro, 2009
3
There was an Old Lady who Swallowed Fly Guy
After accidentally swallowing her grandson's pet fly, Grandma tries to retrieve it by consuming progressively larger animals.
‎2007
4
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Shell!
Lucille Colandro. ノカノノ/ノノ/縄/ノニクグ/ノ/ノ/ /彩/蓼ノノ彡彡彡彡っノノノノ離〟〝ノ 〟ノ沢め〟ノ蓼麦〟,ク須】ノノノノ/ノノゥ二・・ノノーゑ繍』っク"ノク須ノねの『ノ拠調肌鬱( 」 講' ' ]』癌い' )静.
Lucille Colandro, 2012
5
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!
A twist on the classic tale of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" takes the story even further as the lady goes about swallowing up a variety of elements of autumn, including some leaves, a pumpkin, and some hay.
Lucille Colandro, 2010
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I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
So begins this well-loved, classic song. Now published for the first time in board book form with all new illustrations, this book is sure to delight a whole new audience: babies and toddlers.
Inc. Nadine Bernard Westcott, 2007
7
The Smell of Old Lady Perfume
When sixth-grader Chela Gonzalez's father has a stroke and her grandmother moves in to help take care of the family, her world is turned upside down.
Claudia Guadalupe Martinez, 2008
8
Murder of a Sweet Old Lady: A Scumble River Mystery
When she left Scumble River years ago, school psychologist Skye Denison thought she’d never be back.
Denise Swanson, 2001
9
How Not to Become a Little Old Lady
Illustrated with the humorous line art of Adrienne Hartman, this little book reminds us not to boil our vegetables until they are gray, tell boring stories with no point to them, carry a tissue up our sleeve, or dye our own hair and think ...
McHugh, Mary, 2009
10
I Know an Old Lady
Presents an illustrated version of the traditional song along with some discussion of its folk origins. Includes music and seven verses of words.
Ann Owen, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OLD LADY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term old lady is used in the context of the following news items.
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In 1937, A Badass Old Lady Sued Her Neighbor For Calling Her a …
This is the Virginia home of “Aunt Jane” Dutton in 1937, when the 82-year-old was accused by her neighbor, “Rocky Joe” Stanley, 83, of being ... «io9, Jul 15»
2
Juventus vs. Borussia Dortmund - Live Stream, Kick Off Time and …
It was a disappointing end to what otherwise was an excellent maiden campaign for manager Massimiliano Allegri as The Old Lady secured a ... «Football News, Jul 15»
3
Mexican serial killer gets married in prison
Barraza became known as the “Old Lady Killer” when she went on a two year killing spree, focusing on elderly women. She was captured after ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»
4
Berkeley, A Look Back: City's 'little old lady of the hills' dies
Many Berkeleyans have been known for their passion and prowess hiking and exploring the hills. Seventy-five years ago, on July 23, 1940, the ... «Contra Costa Times, Jul 15»
5
ALEX BRUMMER: Booster seat for the Old Lady as post-crisis …
The latest from the Chancellor is a Bank of England bill which both strengthens its imperial role in the City and also puts in place new ... «This is Money, Jul 15»
6
MSF investigating video of elderly woman hit by her daughter
We have been seeing the changes in the old lady. From an old cheerful lady to a botak and fragile old lady whose face is bruised everytime ... «Channel News Asia, Jul 15»
7
The Wendy's 'Where's the Beef?' Lady Musical Is Going to Be Weird
The latest progression of this epidemic desire to emotionally time-travel is this: a musical … about the old lady who grunts, “Where's the beef? «Munchies_ Food by VICE, Jul 15»
8
Video of woman hitting old lady sweeping the floor – man calls for help
We have been seeing the changes in the old lady. From an old cheerful lady to a botak and fragile old lady whose face is bruised everytime ... «The Online Citizen, Jul 15»
9
Fast and fabulous: Meet the 21-year-old lady leading the way for …
Meet the female racing driver who is turning heads thanks to her skills on the track. Nicole Drought is just 21 and is the only woman competing ... «Irish Mirror, Jul 15»
10
She's 84 and a jewel thief who just robbed a jewelry store!
International Desk: She may look inconspicuous like other grandmothers around, but this old lady is a convicted international jewelry thief. «Daily Bhaskar, Jul 15»

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