Definition of oldster in English:

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oldster

Pronunciation: /ˈəʊldstə/

noun

informal, chiefly North American
An older person: dating agencies are gearing up for single oldsters who don’t want to spend their twilight years alone
More example sentences
  • Scientists can't explain why these areas spawn healthier oldsters, but it may have to do with a more active, agrarian lifestyle, a diet rich in fish, and lower daily calorie counts.
  • The main benefit of social security reform, economically speaking, is not that it finds some previously untapped well of cash from which we can pay for our oldsters ' retirements.
  • And this feeling was borne out when I arrived and saw the crowd of mostly oldsters like myself, flying their freak flags the same as ever, only shinier.

Origin

Early 19th century: from old, on the pattern of youngster.

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