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Definition of "old man" [old man]

  • Slang One's father. (noun)
  • Slang One's husband. (noun)
  • Slang One's boyfriend, especially a lover with whom one lives. (noun)
  • Informal A man in authority; a boss. (noun)
  • Informal The commanding officer, especially of a U.S. naval vessel. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "old man" in a sentence
  • "Your old man would have taken Jamerson out in that room."
  • "Most of all, I wanted to find Mr. Pudd, and the mute, and the old man who had wanted Rachel's skin: Aaron Faulkner."
  • "The poker room at the Dunes was owned by Syd Wyman and run by the poker legend Johnny Moss, a three-time champion at the World Series of Poker, who was known as the “grand old man of poker.”"