old-timer
noun Date: 1856 1. a. veteran b. oldster 2. something that is old-fashioned ; antique

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  • old-timer — old timers 1) N COUNT If you refer to someone as an old timer, you mean that he or she has been living in a particular place or doing a particular job for a long time. [INFORMAL] The old timers and established families clutched the reins of power …   English dictionary

  • old-timer — [n] elderly person fossil*, geezer*, golden ager, gramps*, mossback, old dog*, old hand, old soldier, senior, veteran, war horse; concept 424 …   New thesaurus

  • old-timer — [ōld′tīm′ər, tīm΄mər] n. Informal 1. a person who has been a resident, employee, member, etc. for a long time ☆ 2. a person who is old fashioned ☆ 3. an old or elderly person; oldster …   English World dictionary

  • old-timer — noun count 1. ) someone who has a lot of knowledge and experience because they have been doing something for a long time: The company s work force consisted mainly of old timers. 2. ) AMERICAN an old man …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Old-timer — may refer to: A veteran An elderly person An antique or classic car in Dutch and German as a legal definition (written unhyphenated) Oldtimers (Pern), a group of dragonriders in the fantasy fiction series Dragonriders of Pern A line of knives… …   Wikipedia

  • old timer — n 1.) someone who has been doing a job or living in a place for a long time and knows a lot about it 2.) especially AmE an old man …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • old-timer — ► NOUN informal ▪ a very experienced or long serving person …   English terms dictionary

  • old-timer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms old timer : singular old timer plural old timers 1) someone who has a lot of knowledge and experience because they have been doing something for a long time 2) American an old man …   English dictionary

  • old-timer — n. an old person; an old man. (Also a term of address.) □ Hey, old timer, how’s it going? □ Ask that old timer over there if it has always been this bad around here …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • old-timer — {n.} An old person who remembers bygone days, matters, and personalities. * /There was an old timer at the party who told us interesting details about World War II./ Contrast: OLD GUARD, OLD HAND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • old-timer — {n.} An old person who remembers bygone days, matters, and personalities. * /There was an old timer at the party who told us interesting details about World War II./ Contrast: OLD GUARD, OLD HAND …   Dictionary of American idioms

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