Definition of graybeard in English:


Syllabification: gray·beard
Pronunciation: /ˈgrāˌbi(ə)rd


  • 1 humorous or • derogatory An old man.
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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 used for holding spirits.

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