old codger

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Noun1.old codger - used affectionately to refer to an eccentric but amusing old manold codger - used affectionately to refer to an eccentric but amusing old man
graybeard, greybeard, old man, Methuselah - a man who is very old
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The old codger agreed to leave the final decision to you when we caught up with you.
The old codger goes down the Yukon with us, stack on that, my hearty
If an old codger like that can handle one plow, I can handle two.
I was going to tell you how many unmistakeable admirers I had:- Sir Thomas Ashby was one,--Sir Hugh Meltham and Sir Broadley Wilson are old codgers, only fit companions for papa and mamma.
Why, I am a boy, sir, to half a dozen old codgers here
As an old codger I recall the times when offenders were fully occupied sewing mailbags and the like - there was no entertainment or facilities of any description and if an inmate offended he was given six strokes of the birch and years added to his sentence.
At 76, the old codger is still being forced to work down the film slave mine.
Francis Barber was wonderfully acidic as the ruthless, ridiculous, fading actress Arcadina, while Ian McKellan was equally scene-stealing as lovable old codger Sorin.
For me, and every crusty old codger like me, it was Whit Monday - and I'll bet that no-one under 40 in the whole of South Wales knows what that once meant.
Often, it just opens the door to that old codger Tesprit d'escalier', who comes chuntering in my ear about how writing this, that or t'other would be a huge improvement.
Trouble is, her local health authority in Kent says she'll have to wait 18 months for one, the implication being that it's not worth spending cash on an old codger like her who will be dead soon.
What frustrates this old codger even more is that the most affluent members of our society, 21 to 24-year-olds, often get concessions when we do not.