(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. senior citizen, old man, old woman, old lady, veteran, patriarch, dowager, golden-ager, senior adult, retired man, retired woman, old duffer*, old codger*, geezer*, old coot*, old goat*, old bag*, no spring chicken*; see also grandfather , grandmother .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Informal. An elderly person: ancient, elder, golden ager, senior, senior citizen. Informal: old-timer. See YOUTH.

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  • Oldster — Old ster, n. [Cf. {Youngster}.] An old person. [Jocular] H. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oldster — (n.) 1818, colloquial, from OLD (Cf. old) + STER (Cf. ster), on analogy of YOUNGSTER (Cf. youngster) …   Etymology dictionary

  • oldster — [ōld′stər] n. [see STER] Informal a person who is no longer young or middle aged; old or elderly person …   English World dictionary

  • Oldster — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Oldster (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on Oldster instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/Oldster …   Wikipedia

  • oldster — UK [ˈəʊldstə(r)] / US [ˈoʊldstər] noun [countable] Word forms oldster : singular oldster plural oldsters informal an old person …   English dictionary

  • oldster — noun Date: 1848 an old or elderly person …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oldster — /ohld steuhr/, n. 1. an old or elderly person. 2. (in the British navy) a midshipman of four years standing. [1810 20; OLD + STER, modeled on youngster] * * * …   Universalium

  • oldster — noun Someone who is old aged Ant: youngster …   Wiktionary

  • Oldster — old or older person …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • oldster — Australian Slang old or older person …   English dialects glossary

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