old girl


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old girl

n. Chiefly British
A graduate of a public school for girls.
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old girl

n
1. (sometimes capitals) Brit a female ex-pupil of a school
2. informal chiefly
a. a familiar name used to refer to a woman
b. an old woman
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Translations
bývalá žiačka

old girl

(Brit) n
a. (former pupil) → ex alunna
b. (old woman) → vecchia
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References in classic literature ?
It was the old girl that brought out my musical abilities.
"Come on, old girl, cut it out," he said appeasingly.
PS.--I don't know how you are fixed for money, old girl, but if things are the same with you as in the old days you can't be rolling.
Her old girl friends had welcomed her back rapturously.
Brace up, old girl." He grasped her arm to steady her, and then was away running down the middle of the street.
And the Spy-glass is sold, lease and goodwill and rigging; and the old girl's off to meet me.
"It would make the old girl just walk along in this breeze.
"'Cheer up, old girl," said Tom, patting the bay mare on the neck with the end of his whip.
'Why, you don't mind the old girl, do you, Fagin?' he asked at length.
Never mind the old girl here, but come along with me now straight away.
John no one thwarted, much less punished; though he twisted the necks of the pigeons, killed the little pea-chicks, set the dogs at the sheep, stripped the hothouse vines of their fruit, and broke the buds off the choicest plants in the conservatory: he called his mother "old girl," too; sometimes reviled her for her dark skin, similar to his own; bluntly disregarded her wishes; not unfrequently tore and spoiled her silk attire; and he was still "her own darling." I dared commit no fault: I strove to fulfil every duty; and I was termed naughty and tiresome, sullen and sneaking, from morning to noon, and from noon to night.
"Good-bye, old girl," he said; "don't you worry about me.