old man

noun
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of old man

1 a : husband
b : father
2 capitalized : one in authority; especially : commanding officer
3 : boyfriend; especially : one with whom a woman cohabits

Examples of old man in a Sentence

  1. I've been with my old man for 12 years now.

  2. I used to work with your old man.

Recent Examples of old man from the Web

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First Known Use of old man

1673

old man Synonyms

Synonyms
dad, daddy, father, pa, papa (also poppa), pater [chiefly British], pop, sire
Related Words
paterfamilias, patriarch; father figure, father image; stepfather

Oldman

geographical name Old·man \ ˈōld-mən \

Definition of Oldman

river in southern Alberta, Canada, that rises in the Rocky Mountains near the border with British Columbia and flows 200 miles (320 kilometers) east to unite with the Bow River, forming the South Saskatchewan River

OLD MAN Defined for English Language Learners

old man

noun

Definition of old man for English Language Learners

  • : someone's husband or boyfriend

  • : someone's father



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