old Adam


Definition of old Adam

: unregenerate human nature grant that the old Adam in this child may be so buriedBook of Common Prayer the old Adam in me … rises and asserts himself— R. W. Jackson

called also old man

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History and Etymology for old Adam

after the Biblical Adam, the first man and first sinner

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“Old Adam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/old%20Adam. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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