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old man Syllabification: old man
Pronunciation: /ˌōld ˈman/

Definition of old man in English:


1 informal A person’s father, husband, or boyfriend.
Example sentences
  • Its great to drink with your old man on fathers day
  • So, your old man's a fraud
  • Give your old man a kiss
1.1 (the old man) A man in authority over others, especially an employer or commanding officer: the old man wants a progress report
More example sentences
  • Dressed, we walked down to the office where the old man was already pouring a drink.
  • Willie takes over the business but admits the old man as silent partner, as the two younger daughters become free to marry.
  • And not to forget that as long as the old man is still the President of Swapo, all of us are actually financing the activities of Swapo.
1.2Used with a surname instead ofMr.”: old man Roberts
More example sentences
  • The courtesans gathered, musicians played, and a feast like none had before witnessed was prepared to welcome back the Prince and to celebrate old man Clemantini.
2 another term for southernwood.
Example sentences
  • There's a good cover of eucalyptus gum trees, lots of old man salt bush and we have a thirty mile frontage onto the Barwon River.
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