old-timer

[ohld-tahy-mer]

noun Informal.

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.

Nearby words

  1. old-man-and-woman,
  2. old-school,
  3. old-style,
  4. old-time,
  5. old-time dance,
  6. old-timey,
  7. old-womanish,
  8. old-world,
  9. oldcastle,
  10. oldcastle, sir john

Origin of old-timer

First recorded in 1855–60; old-time + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for old timer

old-timer

noun

a person who has been in a certain place, occupation, etc, for a long time
US an old man
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