Old-man



noun, Informal.
1.
a father, usually one’s own:
His old man’s letting him have the car for the prom.
2.
a husband:
The office is giving my old man a retirement party.
3.
a boyfriend or male lover, especially a male lover with whom one cohabits.
4.
(sometimes initial capital letters) a person in a position of authority, especially an employer or a commanding officer:
The Old Man has ordered an inspection for Saturday morning.
5.
(used affectionately in addressing a man).
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noun
1.
an informal term for father, husband (sense 1)
2.
(sometimes capitals) (informal) a man in command, such as an employer, foreman, or captain of a ship
3.
(sometimes facetious) an affectionate term used in addressing a man
4.
another name for southernwood
5.
(Austral, informal)

6.
(Christianity) the unregenerate aspect of human nature

noun phrase

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