old boy

old boy

[ohld boi for 1, 2; ohld boi for 3; ohld boi for 4]
noun
1.
Informal: Sometimes Disparaging. an adult male, especially a Southerner. Compare good old boy.
2.
a lively elderly man.
3.
Chiefly British. an alumnus, especially of a boys' preparatory or public school.
4.
Chiefly British, old chap.

Origin:
1595–1605

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old boy
 
n
1.  (Brit) (sometimes capitals) a male ex-pupil of a school
2.  informal chiefly (Brit)
 a.  a familiar name used to refer to a man
 b.  an old man

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