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oldster

[ohld-ster] /ˈoʊld stər/
noun
1.
an old or elderly person.
2.
(in the British navy) a midshipman of four years' standing.
Origin of oldster
1810-1820
1810-20; old + -ster, modeled on youngster
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  • But as an oldster I can be heartily thankful for the novels of the 1-10 Geo.

    Roundabout Papers William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Hurrying back to his comrades he cried "I have seen the oldster of the dreams."

  • Reluctantly, the oldster backed away and fell into the chair again.

    Collectivum Mike Lewis
  • "Orenians coming," he grunted, and went back out to join the oldster.

    Collectivum Mike Lewis
  • Yet, no: William really had some oddities that would have caught even an oldster's eye.

    And Even Now Max Beerbohm
  • Ain't particular comfortable for an oldster like me when they's a full-grown, man-eatin' outlaw layin' about the grounds.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • He swung his club behind him but the oldster was already scampering for the safety of the rock.

    The Ethical Engineer Henry Maxwell Dempsey
  • Thus did Jack at once take the rank of an oldster, and soon became the leader of all the mischief.

    Mr. Midshipman Easy Captain Frederick Marryat
  • The oldster before mentioned put his hand into the breadbasket, and seized a handful of the biscuit.

    The King's Own Captain Frederick Marryat
  • “Done,” replied the oldster, throwing the contents of his hand at Jerry with all his force.

    The King's Own Captain Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for oldster

oldster

/ˈəʊldstə/
noun
1.
(informal) an older person
2.
(Brit, navy) a person who has been a midshipman for four years
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Word Origin and History for oldster
n.

1818, colloquial, from old + -ster, on analogy of youngster.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for oldster

oldster

noun

An older person, as opposed to a youngster: We oldsters can beat you (1848+)

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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