old boy

noun

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

The old boy had some trouble getting up the stairs.

Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of old boy was in 1868

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Cite this Entry

“Old boy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/old%20boy. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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