Definition of Old man

1. Noun. A man who is very old.

2. Noun. A familiar term of address for a man.
Exact synonyms: Old Boy
Generic synonyms: Adult Male, Man

3. Noun. An informal term for your father.
Generic synonyms: Dysphemism, Begetter, Father, Male Parent

4. Noun. Aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe.
Exact synonyms: Absinthe, Artemisia Absinthium, Common Wormwood, Lad's Love
Substance meronyms: Absinth, Absinthe
Group relationships: Genus Artemisia
Generic synonyms: Wormwood

5. Noun. (slang) boss.
Language type: Argot, Cant, Jargon, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Generic synonyms: Boss, Hirer

Definition of Old man

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of oldman): an old man. ¹

2. Noun. (slang) One's father. ¹

3. Noun. (slang US) a husband, or significant other ¹

4. Noun. (slang US Military) Unit's Commanding Officer. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Old Man

old francs
old geezer
old girl
old gold
old growth
old guard
old guards
old habits die hard
old hag syndrome
old hand
old hat
old lace
old lady
old maid
old maid flower
old man (current term)
old man's beard
old man of the mountain
old master
old mate
old men
old moon
old moons
old pence
old pennies
old penny
old person
old rose
old salt

Literary usage of Old man

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"I thought it was now fo much in our choice to make the old man carry us whither ... Not being able to put the old man out of his talk, of which he was very ..."

2. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Edwin Booth, Henry L Hinton (1867)
"... as your lordship shall know by this honest old man ; and, though I say it, though old man, yet, poor man, my father. Bass. One speak for both. ..."

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