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graybeard

or grey·beard

[grey-beerd]
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noun
  1. Sometimes Disparaging. a man whose beard is gray; old man; sage.
  2. bellarmine.

Origin of graybeard

First recorded in 1570–80; gray1 + beard
Related formsgray·beard·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for graybeard

Historical Examples

  • Thus, you see, in this matter you are the graybeard and I but a boy.

    At Aboukir and Acre

    George Alfred Henty

  • What charm could such a one as she is find in a graybeard like myself?

  • What I mean is that I'm not a graybeard yet, and if you can be interested, I can.

    The Gay Adventure

    Richard Bird

  • Enthusiasm makes a youth of the graybeard, and changes boys to men.

  • “Fade is a function of geography and topology,” the graybeard said quietly.