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old British & World English

Having lived for a long time; no longer young

old English Thesaurus

old people

rake over coals British & World English

Revive the memory of an incident which is best forgotten

sing in the new year British & World English

Celebrate the new year (or the end of the previous year) with singing

up to one's tricks British & World English

Misbehaving in a characteristic way

of old British & World English

In or belonging to the past

age-old British & World English

Having existed for a very long time

any old British & World English

Any item of a specified type (used to show that no particular individual is in question)

old age British & World English

The later part of normal life

old boy British & World English

A former male student of a school or college

old hat British & World English

Something tediously familiar or outdated

old man British & World English

An elderly male person

Old Vic British & World English

The popular name of the Royal Victoria Theatre in London. Under the management of Lilian Baylis from 1912 it gained an enduring reputation for its Shakespearean productions

old bean British & World English

A friendly form of address to a man

old boot British & World English

An ugly or disliked old woman

old flame British & World English

A former lover

old chum British & World English

A person with a great deal of experience of an activity, gained over a long time; an old hand

old dear British & World English

A patronizing term for an elderly woman

old fruit British & World English

A friendly form of address to a man

old girl British & World English

A former female student of a school or college

Old Glory British & World English

An informal name for the US national flag

old gold British & World English

A dull brownish-gold colour

old guard British & World English

The original or long-standing members of a group, regarded as unwilling to accept change or new ideas

old hand British & World English

A person with a lot of experience in something

Old Irish British & World English

The Irish Gaelic language up to circa 1000, from which modern Irish and Scottish Gaelic are derived

old lady British & World English

An elderly woman

Old Latin British & World English

Latin before about 100 bc

old-line British & World English

Holding conservative views

old maid British & World English

A single woman regarded as too old for marriage

old money British & World English

Wealth that that has been inherited rather than earned

old moon British & World English

The phase of the moon in its last quarter, before the new moon

Old Nick British & World English

An informal name for the Devil

Old Norse British & World English

The North Germanic language of medieval Norway, Iceland, Denmark, and Sweden up to the 14th century, from which the modern Scandinavian languages are derived

old rose British & World English

A double-flowered rose of a variety or hybrid evolved before the development of the hybrid tea rose

Old Sarum British & World English

A hill in southern England 3 km (2 miles) north of Salisbury, the site of an ancient Iron Age settlement and hill fort, and later of a Norman castle and town. The settlement fell into decline after the new cathedral and town of Salisbury were established in 1220, and the site was deserted

Old Saxon British & World English

A member of the Saxon peoples who remained in Germany, as opposed to an Anglo-Saxon

Old South British & World English

The Southern states of the US before the civil war of 1861-5

Old Style British & World English

The method of calculating dates using the Julian calendar

old style British & World English

A style that is no longer current, common, or fashionable

old sweat British & World English

A veteran soldier

old talk British & World English

Small talk; chatter

old thing British & World English

A familiar form of address

old-time British & World English

Relating to or characteristic of the past; long-standing

old-timer British & World English

A very experienced or long-serving person

old-timey British & World English

Old-fashioned or reminiscent of the past, typically in a nostalgic or sentimental way

Old Welsh British & World English

The Welsh language up to circa 1150

old wife British & World English

Any of a number of deep-bodied edible marine fishes, in particular:

old woman British & World English

An elderly female person


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