AskDefine | Define greybeard

Dictionary Definition

greybeard n : a man who is very old [syn: old man, graybeard, Methuselah]

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Etymology

From grey + beard; men of advanced age would be expected to have a grey beard.

Noun

  1. An old man.
  2. Metaphorically, the members of a group who have been there the longest (regardless or actual age or gender.)
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