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old goat

noun, Informal.
an elderly man who is disliked, especially for being mean to or disapproving of younger people.
a lecherous man, especially one considerably older than those to whom he is attracted.
Origin of old goat
1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The good lady at once forsook the old goat, and ran back with Jessie to the rescue of the pet lamb.

    The Settler and the Savage R.M. Ballantyne
  • The Grand Master is a patient, if deadly, old goat, and he came after me in person.

    Vigorish Gordon Randall Garrett
  • It was the only time I could remember when the old goat hadn't had some sharp word for me.

    The Right Time Walter Bupp
  • "old goat" was the name given to Charles by one who knew him best.

    Library Notes A. P. Russell
  • The old goat was sitting up in bed as he was being examined by Doc Swartz and another sawbones.

    The Right Time Walter Bupp
  • I'm willing to take a couple of chances with that old goat, because I believe in you.

    The Right Time Walter Bupp
  • He went through it like an old goat through a cracker barrel, but he didn't find anything—see?

  • The old goat can't help but be convinced by the demonstration you are going to give him.

    The Right Time Walter Bupp
  • "Stop acting like an old goat, you old goat," I snapped at him.

    The Right Time Walter Bupp
Slang definitions & phrases for old goat

old geezer

noun phrase

An old man, esp an unpleasant one: Get that old geezer out of here (1897+)

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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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