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old man

n.
1. Slang One's father.
2. Slang One's husband or boyfriend.
3. Informal
a. A man in authority; a boss.
b. often Old Man The commanding officer, especially of a US naval vessel.

old man

n
1. an informal term for father, husband1
2. (sometimes capitals) informal a man in command, such as an employer, foreman, or captain of a ship
3. sometimes facetious an affectionate term used in addressing a man
4. (Plants) another name for southernwood
5. informal
a. an adult male kangaroo
b. (as modifier) very large
6. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the unregenerate aspect of human nature

old` man′


n.
Slang.
1. one's father.
2. one's husband.
3. one's boyfriend or male lover.
4. (sometimes caps.) a person in authority, as an employer or a commanding officer (prec. by the).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.old man - a man who is very oldold man - a man who is very old    
codger, old codger - used affectionately to refer to an eccentric but amusing old man
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
patriarch - a man who is older and higher in rank than yourself
2.old man - a familiar term of address for a manold man - a familiar term of address for a man
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
3.old man - an informal term for your father
dysphemism - an offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one; "his favorite dysphemism was to ask for axle grease when he wanted butter"
begetter, father, male parent - a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); "his father was born in Atlanta"
4.old man - aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absintheold man - aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe
absinth, absinthe - strong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and anise
genus Artemisia - usually aromatic shrubs or herbs of north temperate regions and South Africa and western South America: wormwood; sagebrush; mugwort; tarragon
wormwood - any of several low composite herbs of the genera Artemisia or Seriphidium
5.old man - (slang) boss
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
hirer, boss - a person responsible for hiring workers; "the boss hired three more men for the new job"

old man

noun
1. senior citizen, grandfather (slang), patriarch, old age pensioner, old person, old-timer (U.S.), elder, elder statesman, wrinkly (informal), old codger (informal), old stager, greybeard, coffin-dodger (slang), oldster (informal), O.A.P. (Brit.) a wizened, bent-over old man
2. (Informal) father, pop (informal), dad (informal), daddy (informal), pa (informal), old boy (informal), papa (old-fashioned informal), pater, paterfamilias My old man used to work down the mines.
3. husband, man (informal), partner, mate, squeeze (informal), spouse, significant other (U.S. informal), better half (humorous), bidie-in (Scot.) Luckily for me her old man was otherwise engaged.
4. manager, boss (informal), supervisor, governor (informal), ganger, superintendent, gaffer (informal), foreman, overseer, baas (S. African) Why's the old man got it in for you?

old man

noun
Slang. A male parent:
Informal: dad, daddy, pa, papa, pappy, pop.
References in classic literature ?
After lunch Levin was not in the same place in the string of mowers as before, but stood between the old man who had accosted him jocosely, and now invited him to be his neighbor, and a young peasant, who had only been married in the autumn, and who was mowing this summer for the first time.
What say you to this, good old man, you with the stick?
It was an old man with long grey hair, whose face and figure as he held the light above his head and looked before him as he approached, I could plainly see.
the old man snapped, as though he were asking an equal.
THE WRITER, an old man with a white mustache, had some difficulty in getting into bed.
Every morning there came an old fellow to him who put his rooms in order, and went on errands; otherwise, the old man in the plush breeches was quite alone in the old house.
When the old man came to take away the plate which had contained the Crab's dinner, he found it full of gold, and as the same thing happened every day he soon became very fond of the Crab.
The old man hearing this, quickly made his son mount the Ass, and continued to walk along merrily by his side.
I thought it was now so much in our choice to make the old man carry us whither we would, that I began to talk to him about carrying us to the Gulf of Nankin, which is the most northern part of the coast of China.
The news of the arrival of the Pharaon had not yet reached the old man, who, mounted on a chair, was amusing himself by training with trembling hand the nasturtiums and sprays of clematis that clambered over the trellis at his window.
An old man entered the porch just as he reached it.
For reply, the old man half-turned, and, on his crutch, swinging his stump of leg in the air, began sidling hippity-hop into the grass hut.