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 ?
At the afternoon rest, when they were sitting down again, and those who smoked had lighted their pipes, the old man told the men that "Mashkin Upland's to be cut--there'll be some vodka.
said the old man, hurrying after him and easily overtaking him, "I'll mow you down, look out
cried the old man interrupting me, 'I don't consider her
She busied herself immediately in preparing supper, and while she was thus engaged I remarked that the old man took an opportunity of observing me more closely than he had done yet.
Pickwick eyed the old man with great curiosity, and the remainder of the company smiled, and looked on in silence.
Talk of your German universities,' said the little old man.
but looked with her mild eyes at the little boy, who directly asked the old man, "Where did you get her?
Yonder, at the broker's," said the old man, "where there are so many pictures hanging.
Some were amusing, some almost beautiful, and one, a woman all drawn out of shape, hurt the old man by her grotesqueness.
For an hour the procession of grotesques passed before the eyes of the old man, and then, although it was a painful thing to do, he crept out of bed and began to write.
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.
It seemed as if there were moments when he could by no means have sworn but that the old man was an ancient retainer of his, who had been meritoriously faithful.
The old man did so, and when they came to the palace he hid her behind the great picture and advised her to keep quite still, and he placed himself behind the picture also.
Then the old man leading the hind threw himself at the monster's feet and said, "O Prince of the Genii, I beg of you to stay your fury and to listen to me.