- 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.
Origin of old-timer
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Examples from the Web for old-timer
He noticed an “old-timer” in a red USMC baseball cap sitting nearby with a few other Marine Vietnam veterans.Home on the Fourth of July: Two Marines, Two Purple Hearts
John Kael Weston
July 4, 2013
If and when CRE becomes resistant to this old-timer, the cupboard is truly bare.Why I’m Not Worried About Dying From a Superbug, and You Shouldn’t Be, Either
March 8, 2013
That's what I call getting hunk with a vengeance, old-timer.
Well, old-timer, you put airing your lace curtains a little?
Well, old-timer, here we are again with our hat in our hand!
Too much water has run under the bridge for that, old-timer.Louisiana Lou
William West Winter
Johnny Behan, an old-timer and an Indian fighter, was the first sheriff.When the West Was Young
Frederick R. Bechdolt
- a person who has been in a certain place, occupation, etc, for a long time
- US an old man
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