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old-timer

[ohld-tahy-mer] /ˈoʊldˈtaɪ mər/
noun, Informal.
1.
a person whose residence, membership, or experience began long ago and has been continuing for a considerable length of time; veteran.
2.
an old person.
3.
an old-fashioned person or thing.
4.
Sometimes Offensive. (used as a form of familiar direct address to an elderly man.)
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; old-time + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for old timer

old-timer

noun
1.
a person who has been in a certain place, occupation, etc, for a long time
2.
(US) an old man
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Slang definitions & phrases for old timer

old timer

noun phrase

A seasoned veteran, esp a man •Often used in direct address, generally affectionately: Although younger agents find them exciting, old-timers resist them (1860+)


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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