from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An elderly person.
- n. A person with considerable tenure or experience in a given place or activity; a veteran.
- n. Informal Something very old or antiquated.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who has been around for a long time or has a great deal of experience; a veteran.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who retains the views and customs of former days; an old person who clings to habits and modes of thought now obsolete.
- n. One who has long occupied a given place or position; one who has grown old in a place, profession, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service
- n. an elderly man
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"Well, if it isn't the Milky Way," the old-timer scoffed as he looked at my game account.
Ripped from the headlines "There will come a Monday," the old-timer muttered, his gaze shifting briefly...
The old-timer smiled, or something close to a smile.
There will come a Monday, the old-timer muttered, his gaze shifting briefly...
The old-timer looked again toward the horizon, his jaw working hard as he gathered his thoughts.
"There will come a Monday," the old-timer muttered, his gaze shifting briefly toward the horizon, then back in our direction.
"When that Monday comes," the old-timer went on, "your job is to take that news as your own."
Willoughby, is an old-timer in this district and knows how to discharge his duties.
Maybe there's an old-timer out there who's doing a better job in North Dakota or Montana.
One Saturday, as I browse a stack of records lying on the greasy concrete, I ask an old-timer named Jesùs what he thinks about the new kids on the block.