- 1An elderly male person.More example sentences
senior citizen, pensioner, OAP, elder, elderly man, grandfather; patriarch; Scottish & Irish bodachBritish • informal buffer, josserNorth American • informal old coot• archaic grandsire, ancient• literary senex
- He seemed to know of the book, but it's difficult to tell with old men, especially old men who don't get much company.
- It won't matter how young or old you are, our secret police enforcers are especially good at roughing up frail old men.
- In the park outside, an old olive grove, people dozed or picnicked under the trees, and a group of old men played boules.
- 1.1 (one's old man) • informal A person’s father or a woman’s husband or boyfriend: when her old man left she moved in with Drummond
- 1.2 (the old man) • informal A man in authority over others, especially an employer or commanding officer: the old man wants a progress reportMore 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.
- 1.3British • informal An affectionate form of address between men or boys: are you all right, old man?More example sentences
- When asked by a policeman why he did it he replied, ‘sheer high spirits, old man.’
- Between you and me, old man, I'm glad they got me before it went any further.
- Well, they are your patrons, old man, so they do have some right to demand work from you.
- 1.4 • informal Used with a surname instead of Mr: old man RobertsMore 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.
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