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old man

Translation of old man in Spanish:

noun/nombre

[colloquial/familiar]
  • 1.1my/her old man (father) mi/su viejo [colloquial/familiar] (husband) mi/su marido, mi/su viejo (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 (boss) the old man el jefe or patrón 1.3 (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [dated/anticuado], (as form of address/como título de cortesía) viejo [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • Its great to drink with your old man on fathers day
    • So, your old man's a fraud
    • Give your old man a kiss
    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.
    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.
    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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