old man


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(one's) old man

1. One's father. We'll have to wait till my old man is asleep before we take the car out.
2. One's husband or male romantic partner. I'd better not stay for another drink, or my old man will start to wonder where I am! Her old man gets pretty jealous when she spends time with her male friends.
See also: man, old

old ˈman

(informal) a person’s husband or father: I go to see my old man every month. He’s 77 now, you know.Ask your old man if he can mend it.
See also: man, old

old man

1. n. (one’s) father. What time does your old man get home?
2. n. (one’s) husband. My old man is sick and can’t come with me.
3. n. (one’s) boyfriend. I got my old man to take me to see that movie I told you about.
4. and the old man n. the boss; a high-ranking officer. (Always with the in this sense.) The old man says do it, so you had better do it.
See also: man, old
References in classic literature ?
"Get along, get along!" said the old man, hurrying after him and easily overtaking him, "I'll mow you down, look out!"
Levin still kept between the young peasant and the old man. The old man, who had put on his short sheepskin jacket, was just as good-humored, jocose, and free in his movements.
'She is not my child, sir,' returned the old man. 'Her mother was, and she was poor.
'Foolish Nell!' said the old man fondling with her hair.
'To be sure you didn't,' said the little old man; 'of course not.
Rather, perhaps; rather, eh?'The little old man put his head more on one side, and rubbed his hands with unspeakable glee.
"Yonder, at the broker's," said the old man, "where there are so many pictures hanging.
The old man now went into the other room to fetch preserves, apples, and nuts--yes, it was delightful over there in the old house.
The old man had listed hundreds of the truths in his book.
The old man had quite an elaborate theory concern- ing the matter.
You need not look for it; I do not want it," said the old man.
"It is no use," said the old man, "there is no wine."
They walked at a slow pace, and Little Dorrit took him by the Iron Bridge and sat him down there for a rest, and they looked over at the water and talked about the shipping, and the old man mentioned what he would do if he had a ship full of gold coming home to him
(his plan was to take a noble lodging for the Plornishes and himself at a Tea Gardens, and live there all the rest of their lives, attended on by the waiter), and it was a special birthday of the old man. They were within five minutes of their destination, when, at the corner of her own street, they came upon Fanny in her new bonnet bound for the same port.
So the Princess stayed with him, and said to the old man, 'Go back to the castle and tell my parents that I am staying here.'