Definition of greybeard in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈgreɪbɪəd
(US graybeard)


1 humorous or derogatory An old man: old greybeards with little idea of how to conduct business
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  • In the new age of fluidly changing computer skills it is the kids, reflexes honed by years of electronic games, who lead the field, not the greybeards.
  • He inspires in youth a sense of possibility and in greybeards a sense of youth.
  • The cheers came on cue, even though the applause must have struck quite a few of the Democratic graybeards in the audience as a tad ironic.
2 archaic A large stoneware jug for holding spirits.

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