old-timer


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old-tim·er

(ōld′tī′mər)
n. Informal
1.
a. An elderly person.
b. A person with considerable tenure or experience in a given place or activity; a veteran.
2. Something very old or antiquated.

old-timer

n
1. a person who has been in a certain place, occupation, etc, for a long time
2. US an old man

old′-tim′er



n.
1. a person whose residence, membership, or experience dates from long ago.
2. an elderly person; oldster.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.old-timer - an experienced person who has been through many battlesold-timer - an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
2.old-timer - an elderly manold-timer - an elderly man      
graybeard, greybeard, old man, Methuselah - a man who is very old

old-timer

noun
1. Informal. An elderly person:
Informal: oldster.
2. Informal. One who has had long experience in a given activity or capacity:
Informal: vet.
Translations

old-timer

[ˌəʊldˈtaɪməʳ] Nveterano/a m/f (US) (= old person) → viejo/a m/f, anciano/a m/f

old-timer

[ˌəʊldˈtaɪməʳ] nveterano/a
References in classic literature ?
Bettles, himself one of the gamest of the old-timers in deeds and daring ceased from his drunken lay of the "Sassafras Root," and titubated over to congratulate Daylight.
Into the north they fought their way, although old-timers, coming out, shook their heads and prophesied they would be frozen in on the lakes.
What took them ten minutes by river, took Charles half an hour by land, and while they waited for him at the head of Lake Bennett they passed the time of day with several dilapidated old-timers on their way out.
There were the old-timers of Irish, Italian, and Jewish descent, Puerto Rican and Haitian immigrants, professional writers and editors and lawyers, and many others.
There are even some old-timers who have felled a mile or two with only an ax.
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Those old-timers put work into their stands," I thought aloud.
As Catholics, if we are asked whether we have been saved, we can answer, "Not yet," for the same reason as the old-timer.
It was the two old-timers ( I suppose three, really, if I include me, but I'm the old, old-timer.
I remember one old-timer in particular, a Tijuana bureau chief for a San Diego paper, rousing a workshop of young journalists of color with his passionate invocation of a familiar reporters' mantra: "to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted.
Joseph Island in 1977 from an island old-timer who wanted "suitable new stewards" for his prized lot.
Many an old-timer could recall picnicking as a child under her shade, while still others had just come to gawk as they drove past.