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Meaning of hoary

hoar•y

Pronunciation: (hôr'ē, hōr'ē), [key]
— hoar•i•er, hoar•i•est.
  1. gray or white with age: an old dog with a hoary muzzle.
  2. ancient or venerable: hoary myths.
  3. tedious from familiarity; stale: Please don't tell that hoary joke at dinner again tonight.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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