grand old man


: 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



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