dirty old man

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  1. a mature or elderly man with lewd or obscene preoccupations.

Origin of dirty old man

First recorded in 1930–35

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How to use dirty old man in a sentence

  • But now Redstone is taking his dirty old man act a bit too far.

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  • And she had washed his clothes, and scrubbed out his house; and he was such a dirty old man that it almost made her sick.

    Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer | George Sturt (AKA George Bourne)
  • It is impossible to tell whether the dirty old man who slouches along the street is a millionaire or a beggar.

    Town Life in Australia | R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
  • But Lemuel was a dirty old man and made that colored man a lot of trouble.

  • "dirty old man" was a critical pronouncement that wouldn't please the Stendhalians.

    Painted Veils | James Huneker
  • He leered at the fire, shaking with drink—a shameless, dirty old man.

    The Hypocrite | Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull