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.
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How to use old-timer in a sentence
Punk old-timer Legs McNeil on how, despite his best efforts at acting like a grump, the Velvet Underground front man was beloved.What Lou Reed Was Really Like: Legs McNeil’s Tribute to the Velvet Underground Legend | Legs McNeil | October 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He noticed an “old-timer” in a red USMC baseball cap sitting nearby with a few other Marine Vietnam veterans.Home on the Fourth of July: Two Marines, Two Purple Hearts | John Kael Weston | July 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
If and when CRE becomes resistant to this old-timer, the cupboard is truly bare.Why I’m Not Worried About Dying From a Superbug, and You Shouldn’t Be, Either | Kent Sepkowitz | March 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Say, old-timer, is it right about Mac losing his stripes and getting thirty days in the cooler?Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Recognised him instantly as a regular old-timer at the heels of the Baron, and tackled him on our ancient terms.The Eternal City | Hall Caine
I saw a long, broad gleam of silvery white, my line cut through the water, and the old-timer started for his bed under the bank.Cruisings in the Cascades | George O. Shields
Jack laughed as he said, "That's about right, and I think that maybe I'm an 'old timer.'"Jack the Young Trapper | George Bird Grinnell
To the old-timer these difficulties were not dangers at all, because he knew how to meet them easily.The Sheriff's Son | William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for old-timer
a person who has been in a certain place, occupation, etc, for a long time
US an old man
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