Definition of old-timer in English:

old-timer

Syllabification: old-tim·er

noun

informal
  • 1A person who has had the same job, membership, or residence, etc., for a long time.
    More example sentences
    • Telling this story has reminded me of an old bloke that used to work on our shift, a proper old-timer, years of experience and the stories to go with it.
    • Gorman cares about oral history and urges other unions to get out and contact their old-timers before their experiences are lost forever.
    • Wall Street's old-timers knew from hard experience that, despite the hype, the market could not escape the law of gravity.
  • 1.1North American An old person.
    More example sentences
    • Evading the police - prominent amongst their number are the requisite hotheaded, ambitious youngster and world-weary old-timer - the assassin hides out in a rooms-by-the-quarter-hour hotel.
    • The stories have been told and retold where old-timers gather together to reminisce about others days.
    • A very few of the old-timers are still around to reminiscence those days.

More definitions of old-timer

Definition of old-timer in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little