old-timer


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old-timer

1. A person who is older in age. Often used as a term of address. Hey, old-timer—let me help you carry those! There are a few old-timers who come into the restaurant every morning like clockwork.
2. Someone who has a lot of experience in some activity, field, or profession (whether or not they are actually elderly). Often used as a term of address. I'm giving you a desk next to Martin. He's an old-timer in the company, and he'll help show you the ropes.

old-timer

n. an old person; an old man. (Also a term of address.) Ask that old-timer over there if it has always been this bad around here.
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The old-timer smiles, and says, "Nobody can do a flash flood, Fidel.
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The enduring interest of the old-timers and the attraction for newer members may be credited to the varied but related events in which we've participated or attended over the years;' says Harriel-Timmons.
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