grand old man

noun

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 in a Sentence

the grand old man of the American theater
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First Known Use of grand old man

1838, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

10 Jun 2022

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“Grand old man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grand%20old%20man. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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