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noun Informal.
  1. a person whose residence, membership, or experience began long ago and has been continuing for a considerable length of time; veteran.
  2. an old person.
  3. an old-fashioned person or thing.

Origin of old-timer

First recorded in 1855–60; old-time + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for old timer


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