old man


Definition of old man 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : husband

b : father

2 capitalized : one in authority especially : commanding officer

3 : boyfriend especially : one with whom a woman cohabits


geographical name
Old·man | \ ˈōld-mən \

Definition of Oldman (Entry 2 of 2)

river in southern Alberta, Canada, that rises in the Rocky Mountains near the border with British Columbia and flows 200 miles (320 kilometers) east to unite with the Bow River, forming the South Saskatchewan River

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Synonyms for old man

Synonyms: Noun

beau, boy, boyfriend, fellow, man, swain

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Examples of old man in a Sentence


I've been with my old man for 12 years now. I used to work with your old man.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Bank of America has restored funds that were stolen from the nation’s oldest man, a 112-year-old Texas veteran who had his retirement savings wiped out. Essence.com, "Bank Restores Funds To 112-Year-Old Veteran Whose Money And Identity Was Stolen," 9 July 2018 Safety tips to avoid drowning at pools, lakes or beaches Robert Allen/DFP A 42-year-old man from Dearborn died after drowning in Silver Lake in Golden Township, Mich., on Sunday afternoon, according to the Oceana County Sheriff's Office. Deasia Paige, Detroit Free Press, "Dearborn man drowns in Silver Lake in west Michigan," 2 July 2018 The 23-year-old man convicted of abducting a woman, stealing her car and raping her while her granddaughter was nearby in a car seat was sentenced to 65 years to life in prison Friday by a Sacramento County judge. Cassie Dickman, sacbee, "Sacramento man, convicted of raping a grandmother, gets 65 years to life in prison," 29 June 2018 The 23-year-old man who allegedly struck and killed an 80-year-old man on Wednesday while driving an SUV is due in court to face charges of motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of an accident, according to Boston police. Emily Sweeney, BostonGlobe.com, "‘People hit and run people all the time’ says driver charged in fatal hit-and-run," 7 June 2018 Shelly Streck was getting paid in cash to take care of an 85-year-old man's bedridden wife in Enid, Oklahoma. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "Caregiver stripped on video for 85-year-old. He wanted to leave her 'everything,' cops say | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 May 2018 Joseph Emanuel Hall, a military attaché at the United States Embassy in Islamabad, is accused of having run a red light and fatally hitting a 22-year-old man on April 7. Salman Masood, New York Times, "U.S. Diplomat Leaves Pakistan Amid Uproar Over Fatal Accident," 14 May 2018 Police identified the 64-year-old man whose body was found Monday inside his burning SUV and said the death is being investigated as a murder. Jeff Weiner, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando police: Man whose body was found in burning SUV was murdered," 2 May 2018 Police have identified the 46-year-old man who was shot and killed in his family’s Scripps Ranch condominium Sunday night as Thanh Pham. Karen Kucher, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Father killed in Mira Mesa shooting is ID'd," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of old man


1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of old man was in 1673

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English Language Learners Definition of old man

: someone's husband or boyfriend

: someone's father

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to deposit or conceal in a hiding place

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