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Old-timer   /oʊldtˈaɪmər/   Listen
Old-timer

noun
1.
An experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service.  Synonyms: old hand, old stager, oldtimer, stager, veteran, warhorse.
2.
An elderly man.  Synonyms: antique, gaffer, old geezer, oldtimer.






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"Old-timer" Quotes from Famous Books



... Green, with a low whistle. "You are sure some old-timer. Let's see—that's over fifteen hundred days ago. When ...
— The Best Short Stories of 1919 - and the Yearbook of the American Short Story • Various

... was twenty-five miles from here right now, an' not lettin' no grass grow under his feet neither. I been talkin' to old wooden head here about the railroad comin' in." Tom's eyes twinkled. His friend guessed that he was trying to get a rise out of the old-timer. "He's sure some mossback. I been tellin' him the railroad's comin' through here an' Meeker right soon, but he can't see it. I reckon the toot of an engine would ...
— The Fighting Edge • William MacLeod Raine

... board'] 1. Any electronic bulletin board; esp. used of {BBS} systems running on personal micros, less frequently of a Usenet {newsgroup} (in fact, use of this term for a newsgroup generally marks one either as a {newbie} fresh in from the BBS world or as a real old-timer predating Usenet). 2. At CMU and other colleges with similar facilities, refers to campus-wide electronic bulletin boards. 3. The term 'physical bboard' is sometimes used to refer to an old-fashioned, non-electronic cork-and-thumbtack ...
— The Jargon File, Version 4.0.0

... old-timer custom, had intended to stake down- stream from the strike, but when they saw claim 81 BELOW blazed on a tree,—which meant fully eight miles below Discovery,—they changed their minds. The eight miles were ...
— The Faith of Men • Jack London



Words linked to "Old-timer" :   graybeard, greybeard, old man, expert, Methuselah



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