[ hwahyt-beerd, wahyt- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˌbɪərd, ˈwaɪt- /


an old man, especially one with a white or gray beard.

Nearby words

  1. white-winged dove,
  2. white-winged scoter,
  3. whiteacre,
  4. whitebait,
  5. whitebeam,
  6. whiteboard,
  7. whiteboy,
  8. whiteboys,
  9. whitecap,
  10. whitechapel

Origin of whitebeard

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at white, beard

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Examples from the Web for whitebeard

  • Gunnar asked him what the matter was, and Whitebeard gnashed his gums together.

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