old fart


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old fart

An older person, typically male, especially one whose views or attitudes are considered boring or old-fashioned. Ah, don't mind that old fart. He's just cantankerous because he isn't up to speed with the way of today's youth. I've fully embraced that I'm going to be a stodgy old fart when I get older.
See also: fart, old
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He said to me in his hrumphrumph Old Fart voice that he had to "prepare" for a two o'clock tenure and status committee meeting at which he'd discuss all this with the committee.
The pair of us were in this bar down from Moseley's new ground at Birmingham University - a bar packed with gorgeous young women, virulent gladiators who had given their all, and a few old farts like us.
This was the battle between the old farts and the new wind of change and it ended in an overwhelming show of hands for the breath of fresh air awaiting them at a state-ohe-art stadium of the near future.
For really there's no disguising it - even from a distance he still looks like the old wrinkly old fart that he is.
NICK FALDO went on route 66 around the Burma Road last night - then stopped to tell Sam Torrance: "Leave an old fart like me out of the Ryder Cup.
And people around here saw I wasn't some old fart who couldn't handle the job anymore.
That would be more appropriate than handing the torch to an old fart like me, or to send an old timer on an ego trip.
But that doesn't mean to say you have to be an old fart sitting in the pub talking about what happened in the 1960s.
If you think I'm a silly old fart, listen to Mrs Clare Brixey, whose 20-year-old son died in a car that crashed at 80mph in a 40mph zone.
TOM WATSON kept his dream of emulating his win at Turnberry 32 years ago and joked: "The old fart is back
Speaking as the Sex Pistols prepare for a one-off gig for the 30th anniversary of album Never Mind the Bollocks - Lydon said of Doherty: "Banging about your drug habits is a bit old fart isn't it?
I've been impressed by the English style and the way they play" allows him to steal from Pele the title of Saddest Patronising Old Fart Out To Bolster Legendary Status In Football's Most Lucrative Commercial Market.
Lynam said he wanted to quit frontline sport before he was called an old fart, and I think I will know when the time has come to hand over my microphone to my younger colleagues.
A lithe figure who betrays nothing remotely close to his mid-fifties age, as he got onto the subject of being "drawn to the airline industry" as a time when companies such as Piedmont and Pan Am were still a thing, he made the surrounding millennials look like crotchety old farts.
Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom, referring to Brexit negotiations "I have decided the time has come for the last of the old farts to hang up his microphone.