old-womanish old`-wom`an*ish, a. Like an old woman; anile; primly fastidious; old-maidish. -- {Old`-wom"an*ish*ness}, n.

Syn: fussy, old-maidish. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • old-womanish — old womanishness, n. /ohld woom euh nish/, adj. Sometimes Offensive. having characteristics considered typical of an old woman, as excessive fussiness or timidity. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • old-womanish — adjective primly fastidious • Syn: ↑old maidish • Similar to: ↑fastidious * * * ˈ ̷ ̷|wu̇mənish adjective : old maidish * * * old womanishness, n. /ohld …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anility — A*nil i*ty, n. [L. anilitas. See {Anile}.] The state of being and old woman; old womanishness; dotage. Marks of anility. Sterne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”