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[ohld-ster] /ˈoʊld stər/

an old or elderly person.
(in the British navy) a midshipman of four years’ standing.
(informal) an older person
(Brit, navy) a person who has been a midshipman for four years

1818, colloquial, from old + -ster, on analogy of youngster.


An older person, as opposed to a youngster: We oldsters can beat you (1848+)


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