noun (Brit, slang)
(functioning as pl) the Old Bill, policemen collectively or in general
- Old bird
noun 1. (jocular) a wary and astute person noun phrase An old man; gaffer, geezer (1853+)
- Old boiler
noun an unattractive and less feminine older woman Usage Note derogatory slang
[ohld boi for 1, 2; ohld boi for 3; ohld boi for 4] /ˈoʊld ˈbɔɪ for 1, 2; ˈoʊld ˌbɔɪ for 3; ˌoʊld ˈbɔɪ for 4/ noun 1. Informal. an adult male, especially a Southerner. Compare . 2. a lively elderly man. 3. Chiefly British. an alumnus, especially of a boys’ preparatory or public school. […]
[ohld-boi-iz-uh m] /ˈoʊldˈbɔɪ ɪz əm/ noun 1. support of or participation in an old-boy network.
- Old-boy network
[ohld-boi] /ˈoʊldˈbɔɪ/ noun 1. an exclusive network that links members of a profession, social class, or organization or the alumni of a particular school through which the individuals assist one another in business, politics, etc.