noun Informal.
a person whose residence, membership, or experience began long ago and has been continuing for a considerable length of time; veteran.
an old person.
an old-fashioned person or thing.
Sometimes Offensive. (used as a form of familiar direct address to an elderly man.)

1855–60; old-time + -er1

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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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Example sentences
Mention it to an old-timer and you're likely to see a nostalgic smile.
Finally the freshman's leading antagonist, a cynical old-timer, rose to seek a unanimous consent agreement.
Of course, there is always more to an old-timer's story, but those are the bare facts.
The old-timer photographers would work on the chairmen, or on the senior opposition party members.
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