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old-age pension


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plural OAPs
British, old-fashioned
: an elder recipient of a government pension
There were a few kids; mostly, they were OAPs: a crowd of perhaps twenty people.A. N. Wilson, Scandal, or Priscilla's Kindness, 1983

Word History



old-age pensioner

First Known Use


circa 1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of OAP was circa 1942

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“OAP.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/OAP. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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