old boy

noun
|Updated on: 10 Aug 2018

Definition of old boy

1 often capitalized O&B, British : an alumnus especially of a boys' school
2 : a man who is a member of a long-standing and usually influential clique especially in a professional, business, or social sphere

Examples of old boy in a Sentence

  1. The old boy had some trouble getting up the stairs.

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First Known Use of old boy

1868

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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OLD BOY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of old boy for English Language Learners

  • : a person who went to a respected or well-known private school for boys

  • : an old man


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