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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-timers also concede a change in the quality of art.
Baseball old-timers would barnstorm the country to the delight of nostalgic crowds everywhere.
I dropped farther down the slope to discover an old-timer's stand.
Another Howling old-timer Paul Howling sometimes does not know if he's running a training stables or a retirement home, but as the trainer saw nine-year-old Royal Envoy lead home stablemate Little Perisher in the 6f handicap.
The officer departed and some of the old-timers advised me to run after him and volunteer.
If we are fortunate, we still have some old-timers around us who seem to have all of the answers.
Groups challenged the codes as, in Sullivan's words, "an imposition on freedom of expression." In fact, the industry old-timers still don't get it.
"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.
It'd be easy to make this story about the lessons they both learn, but instead, scripted by Hanif Kureishi (My Beautiful Laundrette), it's an intelligent treatise on the ruthless nature of youth--and the old-timers who miss it.
The authors know how to write respectfully, but still zestfully, about events that will enthrall YAs and still make old-timers shake their heads.
New tappers will perform alongside old-timers. On May 18 the Chicago Human Rhythm Project kicks off a tribute to 90-year-old Ernest "Brownie" Brown with a medley of Chicago-area companies performing to Brownie's favorite music.
IF WE have not got much money to spend in the summer, then we should not be wasting it on old-timers. We need young athletes if we are going to progress.
As we old-timers did in our day, today's students still purchase one early on in their studies.
SIR ALEX FERGUSON is backing England's young guns to topple Australia's old-timers.
(Since I found no Necrology Column, I assume no old-timers have died recently.)