The top nickname for one of the most popular newspapers in the U.S., The New York Times.
Veronica opened her copy of the Old Gray Lady to read baking recipes and about the Mets' losing streak.
by M-V-P January 03, 2012
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Historically the nickname for The New York Times; now often used with a disparaging tone.
The Wall Street Journal is edited for those who run the world; the WaPo is edited for those who think they run the world; the Old Gray Lady is edited for those who think they should run the world.
by jaqua December 10, 2005