Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An elderly woman.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An old woman: the correlative of gaffer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An old wife; an old woman; -- correlative of gaffer, an old man.

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  • noun obsolete An old woman.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably alteration (influenced by grandmother) of godmother.]

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Reduction of godmother or grandmother.

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  • –noun British Archaic.

    an old woman.

    December 15, 2008