grand old man

noun

Definition of grand old man

  1. :  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

  1. the grand old man of the American theater

First Known Use of grand old man

1838


GRAND OLD MAN Defined for English Language Learners

grand old man

noun

Definition of grand old man for English Language Learners

  • : a highly respected and admired man who has had a long career in a particular field


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