dirty old man


Definition of dirty old man

: a lecherous older man

Examples of dirty old man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Comedian Arte Johnson — best known for playing the dirty old man opposite Ruth Buzzi’s purse-hurling spinster on Laugh-In — is dead. Lynette Rice, EW.com, "Laugh-In star Arte Johnson dies at 90," 3 July 2019 Even the hotel’s tart proprietor (Rema Webb) and resident dirty old man (Don Sparks) are required to hook up. Jesse Green, New York Times, "Review: ‘Escape to Margaritaville,’ Where Work Is a Dirty Word," 15 Mar. 2018 Her Petruchio, here, tells her not to worry because the sisterhood on stage alongside her – including a show-stealing Hollis Resnik, doubling as club custodian and a dirty old man – has her back. Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Musical 'Fun Home' a knockout in a smaller house," 31 Oct. 2017 So, was Hugh Hefner a libertine or a dirty old man? CBS News, "Hugh Hefner's complicated legacy," 1 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of dirty old man

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Dirty old man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dirty%20old%20man. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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dirty old man


English Language Learners Definition of dirty old man

disapproving : an old man who is too interested in sex

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