grand old man


grand old man

noun

: a highly respected and admired man who has had a long career in a particular field

Full Definition of GRAND OLD MAN

:  a venerated practitioner or former practitioner of an art, profession, or sport <the grand old man of jazz>

Examples of GRAND OLD MAN

  1. the grand old man of the American theater

First Known Use of GRAND OLD MAN

1887

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: grandomania
Previous Word in the Dictionary: grandniece
All Words Near: grand old man

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up grand old man? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).