oldster

[ ohld-ster ]
/ ˈoʊld stər /

noun

an old or elderly person.
(in the British navy) a midshipman of four years' standing.

Nearby words

  1. oldman,
  2. oldness,
  3. oldowan,
  4. olds,
  5. oldspeak,
  6. olduvai gorge,
  7. oldwife,
  8. oldy,
  9. ole,
  10. ole-

Origin of oldster

1810–20; old + -ster, modeled on youngster

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British Dictionary definitions for oldster

oldster

/ (ˈəʊldstə) /

noun

informal an older person
British navy a person who has been a midshipman for four years
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Word Origin and History for oldster

oldster

n.

1818, colloquial, from old + -ster, on analogy of youngster.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper