Sometimes Disparaging. a man whose beard is gray; old man; sage.
Origin of graybeard
Related formsgray·beard·ed, adjective
First recorded in 1570–80; gray1
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Examples from the Web for greybeard
Historical Examples of greybeard
Greybeard heard Fleetfoot speak his name and he came to the spot.
At first, Greybeard helped them; but, later, they had to do their own work.
He watched Greybeard as he worked and he listened to all he said.
Then it was that Fleetfoot learned that Greybeard was Nimble-finger.
Sometimes he showed it to Greybeard, who was always kind to the boys.
British Dictionary definitions for greybeard
Derived Formsgreybearded or US graybearded, adjective
an old man, esp a sage
a large stoneware or earthenware jar or jug for spirits
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