What is another word for old wife?

23 synonyms found


[ ˈə͡ʊld wˈa͡ɪf], [ ˈə‍ʊld wˈa‍ɪf], [ ˈəʊ_l_d w_ˈaɪ_f]

The phrase "old wife" is often considered derogatory and sexist. As such, there are several synonyms that can be used instead to describe an elderly woman. Some commonly used alternatives include senior citizen, elder, grandmother, matriarch, wise woman, or simply an older woman. Other more playful options might include using terms like grandma, granny, nana, or even the term "golden girl". It's important to be mindful of the language we use when referring to people, particularly those who are older or part of a marginalized group, and to choose words that are respectful, inclusive, and affirming.

How to use "Old wife" in context?

There is no one answer to whether or not a woman's marriage is successful if she is over the age of 40. The chances of getting divorced increase exponentially as women get older, and even if a couple does have successful years following their 40th wedding anniversary, by the time they reach their forties, the odds of a happy ending are virtually non-existent. Granted, there are a select few women who find happiness in later years in their marriages, but for the vast majority of wives over 40, their marriages are by definition "older wives.

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