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

1887

First Known Use of grand old man

1887


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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