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

  • noun One's mother.
  • noun One's wife or girlfriend.

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  • noun An elderly woman.
  • noun slang One's mother.
  • noun slang, US One's girlfriend, wife or significant other.
  • noun The Bank of England, sometimes referred to as the "Old Lady of Threadneedle Street" or simply "The Old Lady". (see: Bank of England on Wikipedia)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun your own wife


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