What is another word for old dame?

23 synonyms found


[ ˈə͡ʊld dˈe͡ɪm], [ ˈə‍ʊld dˈe‍ɪm], [ ˈəʊ_l_d d_ˈeɪ_m]

The term "old dame" refers to an elderly woman, but there are many other synonyms that can be used to refer to someone of similar age or characteristics. These synonyms include: senior citizen, elderly lady, gray-haired woman, mature woman, seasoned citizen, aged woman, elder lady, wise woman, veteran female, and elder stateswoman. Each of these phrases conveys respect and dignity toward women who have lived long and gained wisdom through their experiences. While "old dame" may feel dated and somewhat derogatory, these synonyms help to embrace the aging process and celebrate the women who have lived through it.

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How to use "Old dame" in context?

"old dame" by Laurence Sterne is a witty and light-hearted meditation on the aging process. Sterne contrasts the old dame with a young girl who is always talking and looking out for number one. The old dame is content to sit and knit, while the young girl can never stop moving and worrying. The old dame is wiser and happier than the young girl, who only ever sees the negative aspects of life. The old dame is content to be herself and happy with what she has, while the young girl is always striving for more.

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