Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun old_man

5 senses of old man

Sense 1
old man, greybeard, graybeard, Methuselah -- (a man who is very old)
       => oldster, old person, senior citizen, golden ager -- (an elderly person)
       => man, adult male -- (an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus")

Sense 2
old boy, old man -- (a familiar term of address for a man)
       => man, adult male -- (an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus")

Sense 3
old man -- (an informal term for your father)
       => father, male parent, begetter -- (a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); "his father was born in Atlanta")
       => dysphemism -- (an offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one; "his favorite dysphemism was to ask for axle grease when he wanted butter")

Sense 4
common wormwood, absinthe, old man, lad's love, Artemisia absinthium -- (aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe)
       => wormwood -- (any of several low composite herbs of the genera Artemisia or Seriphidium)

Sense 5
old man -- ((slang) boss)
       => boss, hirer -- (a person responsible for hiring workers; "the boss hired three more men for the new job")

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