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old-timer

Syllabification: old-tim·er

Definition of old-timer in English:

noun

informal
1A person who has had the same job, membership, or residence, etc., for a long time.
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.
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.

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