Greek comedy of the 5th century b.c., which derived from fertility rites in honor of Dionysus and combined robust humor with biting personal and political satire.
- Old contemptibles
plural noun 1. the British expeditionary force to France in 1914
noun 1. the original home country of an immigrant or a person’s ancestors, especially a European country. noun 1. the country of origin of an immigrant or an immigrant’s ancestors
noun, (in Christian exegesis) 1. the covenant between God and the ancient Israelites, based on the Mosaic Law. 2. (initial capital letter) the Old Testament.
- Old crock
noun phrase An old person, esp a man, who is broken down and physically debilitated: That old crock still plays tennis? [1880+; crock is found in several Germanic languages as ”a broken-down horse”; noted in 1969 as medical slang for a neurotic complainer]