A disliked ball buster who thoroughly enjoys interfering in her husband's affairs. From chook meaning chicken. The reference is perhaps to the husband or significant other for being Hen-pecked.
1.) 60s. Nickname or reference to your mom. "Geez, how long did your old lady ground you?" 2.) 70s. This is a term of endearment used to describe a wife, girlfriend or significant other. "The old lady is going to kill me if I don't get this lawn mowed." 3.) Per Captain Obvious: an elderly woman.