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.
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.
When we asked our resident old-timer to comment on Milbank's article, he said "Thirty years ago any reporter who knew the difference between red and white was considered a sophisticate.
The Yankees were really ticked off at Muammar for that last drop in the stock market," the old-timer says, as if Castro had not spoken.
The 2000 Year Old Man Goes to School stars Brooks' and Reiner's classic character, the 2000 Year Old Man, created while working on Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows" with Reiner as an interviewer and Brooks an old-timer born in 40 B.
It's like at a strip club, where there's usually a kind of old-timer who's sitting at the bar, utterly involved with the stripper, who's stripping just for him.
Geek: Hollyoaks old-timer Davina Murphy makes a fashion statement in this fetching Chinese silk romper suit.
At Mass as the priest went down the aisle at the greeting of peace, he would be met with a strong egalitarian handshake from a liberal Anglo, an abrazo from an enthusiastic Puerto Rican, a reverent kiss of his hand from a Haitian, and a defiant "Et cum spiritu tuo" from an unreconstructed old-timer.
Breaking the record held by another old-timer, Pioneer 10, the 20-year-old Voyager 1 is now more than 10.