Definition of Old hickory
1. Noun. 7th president of the US; successfully defended New Orleans from the British in 1815; expanded the power of the presidency (1767-1845).
Generic synonyms: Full General, General, Chief Executive, President, President Of The United States, United States President
Derivative terms: Jacksonian
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Literary usage of Old hickory
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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"old hickory—contd. 1831 " The anti-Kemble Jacksonians of the Fourth Ward," Troy ... 1836 old hickory would not get out of the way.. . .to run over issued a ..."
2. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1884)
""old hickory." VON HOLST, the most philosophic historians, when he passes from iod of John Quincy Adams to that successor, is reluctantly compelled re the ..."
3. An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction by William Adolphus Wheeler (1872)
"Ä5* " The name of ' old hickory ' was not an instantaneous inspiration, but a growth. First of all, the remark was made by ..."
4. Ten Years in Washington: Or, Inside Life and Scenes in Our National Capital by Mary Clemmer (1882)
"A Washington Tradition—"old hickory" Erects his Cane—"Put the Building Right Here "—Treasury Corner-Stone Laid—Robert Mills' Discolored Colonnade—Where ..."