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greybeard

[grey-beerd] /ˈgreɪˌbɪərd/
noun
1.

graybeard

or greybeard

[grey-beerd] /ˈgreɪˌbɪərd/
noun
1.
Sometimes Disparaging. a man whose beard is gray; old man; sage.
Origin of graybeard
1570-1580
1570-80; gray1 + beard
Related forms
graybearded, adjective
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  • greybeard, now old and feeble, walked all the way to the spot.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • When the strangers reached the camp, greybeard took charge of Fleetfoot.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • Before Fleetfoot went, greybeard instructed him in the use of prayers and charms.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • So the Cave-men went to the tent and slept while greybeard kept watch.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • Then the greybeard opened his mouth, and said: 'The kettle is boiling; we are expected at home.'

  • greybeard wanted the boys to learn to make pitfalls and traps.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • We still have the names Copperbeard, greybeard, and Blackbeard.

    Stories That Words Tell Us Elizabeth O'Neill
  • Sometimes he showed it to greybeard, who was always kind to the boys.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • greybeard and Chipper tried the new daggers and found that they were sharp and strong.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • When questioned about it, greybeard was sad and Bighorn shook his head.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
British Dictionary definitions for greybeard

greybeard

/ˈɡreɪˌbɪəd/
noun
1.
an old man, esp a sage
2.
a large stoneware or earthenware jar or jug for spirits
Derived Forms
greybearded, (US) graybearded, adjective
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Slang definitions & phrases for greybeard

graybeard

noun

A very senior pilot (1970s+ Airline)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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