old man

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  1. a father, usually one's own: His old man's letting him have the car for the prom.

  2. a husband: The office is giving my old man a retirement party.

  1. a boyfriend or male lover, especially a male lover with whom one cohabits.

  2. (sometimes initial capital letters) a person in a position of authority, especially an employer or a commanding officer: The Old Man has ordered an inspection for Saturday morning.

  3. (used affectionately in addressing a man).

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old man

  1. an informal term for father, husband (def. 1)

  2. (sometimes capitals) informal a man in command, such as an employer, foreman, or captain of a ship

  1. sometimes facetious an affectionate term used in addressing a man

  2. another name for southernwood

  3. Australian informal

    • an adult male kangaroo

    • (as modifier) very large

  4. Christianity the unregenerate aspect of human nature

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