a father, usually one’s own:
His old man’s letting him have the car for the prom.
The office is giving my old man a retirement party.
a boyfriend or male lover, especially a male lover with whom one cohabits.
(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.
(used affectionately in addressing a man).
an informal term for father, husband (sense 1)
(sometimes capitals) (informal) a man in command, such as an employer, foreman, or captain of a ship
(sometimes facetious) an affectionate term used in addressing a man
another name for southernwood
(Christianity) the unregenerate aspect of human nature
dirty old man, so’s your old man
noun 1. a novel (1952) by Ernest Hemingway.
[ohld-man-uh n-woo m-uh n] /ˈoʊldˈmæn ənˈwʊm ən/ noun 1. (def 1).
- Old-man cactus
[ohld-man] /ˈoʊldˌmæn/ noun 1. a Mexican cactus, Cephalocereus senilis, having a columnar body from 30 to 40 feet (9 to 12 meters) high with thatchlike, long, white hairs on the top, and red flowers with white centers.
noun 1. (in The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments) an old man who clung to the shoulders of Sindbad the Sailor for many days and nights. 2. a burden, annoyance, care, or the like, from which it is extremely difficult to free oneself.