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old bat

Meaning: an unpleasant old woman

For example:

  • The old bat who lives downstairs called the cops when we were having a party.

  • We used to think Mrs Jones was just another bad-tempered old bat, but she's actually a lovely lady when you get to know her.

Quick Quiz:

People who are called "old bats" are usually
  1. old men
  2. old women
  3. old men or old women

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