- IPA[ˈōl(d) ˈman]
- an elderly male person.；a person's father, husband, or boyfriend
noun: old man, plural noun: old men
- 1. an elderly male person.
- ▪ informal a person's father, husband, or boyfriend when her old man left she moved in with Drummond
- ▪ informal a man in authority over others, especially an employer or commanding officer the old man wants a progress report
- ▪ informal used with a surname instead of “Mr.” old man Roberts
- 2. another term for southernwood