a highly respected, usually elderly man who has been a major or the most important figure in a specific field for many years.
noun 1. . noun 1. (in the US) a nickname for the Republican Party since 1880 GOP see GOP.
[ohl op-ree] /ˈoʊl ˈɒp ri/ noun 1. a successful radio show from Nashville, Tenn., first broadcast on Nov. 28, 1925, noted for its playing of and continuing importance to country music.
noun 1. a serious, usually tragic, opera in which most of the text is set to music. noun 1. an opera that has a serious plot and is entirely in musical form, with no spoken dialogue
[gran-pah, -paw, grand-, gram-, gram-puh] /ˈgrænˌpɑ, -ˌpɔ, ˈgrænd-, ˈgræm-, ˈgræm pə/ noun, Informal. 1. . /ˈɡrænˌpɑː; ˈɡrænd-; ˈɡræm-/ noun 1. informal words for grandfather n. 1814, childish or familiar form of grandfather (see pa). Grandpappa is recorded from 1753, grandpop from 1860, grandpappy from 1853.