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Definition of "greybeard" [grey•beard]

  • An old man. (noun)
  • Metaphorically, any of the members of a group who have been there the longest (regardless of actual age or gender.) (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "greybeard" in a sentence
  • "Jack Straw - Mr Brown's loyal "greybeard" - will stay as Justice Secretary."
  • "Then ships bearing news might reach Alexandria by the dozen -- that is, the greybeard added with a defiant glance at the daintily clad city gentleman -- if they were allowed to pass the Pharos or go through the Poseidon basin into the Eunostus."
  • "The hero of the tale squeezes whey out of a piece of cheese or curd which he passes off as a stone; he induces the fleet demon to compete with his "Hop o 'my Thumb" the hare; he sets the strong demon to wrestle with his "greybeard" the bear; he frightens the"