graybeard graybeard  /ˈɡreɪ bird/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a man who is very old

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. No, I'm not making the graybeard argument that every remake is a desecration of the original.
  2. But no formal review of Cuba policy is under way, and no one expects John Paul to convert the communist graybeard to democracy and capitalism.
  3. He and the rest of the over-the-hill gang try to bust out of a federal pen presided over by Warden Henry Fonda, a lame graybeard with advanced ideas about penology.

News

  • Rookie Frederick teaching vet Waters

    IRVING, Texas -- Right now, the rookie center serves as a mentor of sorts for the graybeard guard. Of course, first-round pick Travis Frederick isn’t a typical rookie. He arrived at Valley Ranch with an engineering degree from Wisconsin and a football IQ that’s even more impressive than his honor-roll grade-point average. He’s been a starter since the first snap of offseason workouts, and has ...
    on September 5, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

Quotes

  1. "This is not to say that Cheney is not listened to by many on the Hill, but his overall image as the graybeard and the wise man of this administration is gone," says Marshall Wittmann, a Senate aide to McCain from 2002 to 2004 who is now at the...
    on Dec 4, 2005 By: Marshall Wittmann Source: USA Today

  2. "I'm going to say Pablo Mastroeni is the graybeard in terms of field players," Conrad said with a laugh. "Goalies are a little older." "I think Bob is probably going to rely on us to set the tone to make sure that the younger guys know...
    on Jan 11, 2007 By: Jimmy Conrad Source: Kansas City Star

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