whitebeard

[hwahyt-beerd, wahyt-]
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noun

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

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

Historical Examples of whitebeard

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

    Frey and His Wife

    Maurice Henry Hewlett