or grey-head·ed



having gray hair.
of or relating to old age or old people.

Origin of gray-headed

First recorded in 1525–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for grey-headed

Historical Examples of grey-headed

  • He was ridiculously relieved to see that the man who stood by their side was grey-headed.

    The Avenger

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • Broad turned to the grey-headed postmaster with a loud guffaw.

  • One or two more we've got that were grey-headed in the seventies.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

  • He was a grey-headed, fine-looking, most respectable black man.


    Elizabeth Wetherell

  • I and my chimney, two grey-headed old smokers, reside in the country.

    I and My Chimney

    Herman Melville