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greybeard

[grey-beerd] /ˈgreɪˌbɪərd/
noun
1.

graybeard

or greybeard

[grey-beerd] /ˈgreɪˌbɪərd/
noun
1.
Sometimes Disparaging. a man whose beard is gray; old man; sage.
Origin of graybeard
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; gray1 + beard
Related forms
graybearded, adjective
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  • At first, greybeard helped them; but, later, they had to do their own work.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • greybeard heard Fleetfoot speak his name and he came to the spot.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • Then it was that Fleetfoot learned that greybeard was Nimble-finger.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • He watched greybeard as he worked and he listened to all he said.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • Fleetfoot ran ahead of greybeard and found Flaker on the ground.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • When greybeard tried to set the broken bones, Flaker began to moan.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • When greybeard and Fleetfoot praised his work, Flaker was very happy.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • Sometimes Chipper helped him, and often greybeard worked with him.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • How glad Flaker was when greybeard and Chipper asked him to make them some daggers!

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • Sometimes he showed it to greybeard, who was always kind to the boys.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
British Dictionary definitions for greybeard

greybeard

/ˈɡreɪˌbɪəd/
noun
1.
an old man, esp a sage
2.
a large stoneware or earthenware jar or jug for spirits
Derived Forms
greybearded, (US) graybearded, adjective
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Slang definitions & phrases for greybeard

graybeard

noun

A very senior pilot (1970s+ Airline)

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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