Meaning of old man

old" man'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Informal. Informal.
  1. a father, usually one's own: His old man's letting him have the car for the prom.
  2. a husband: The office is giving my old man a retirement party.
  3. a boyfriend or male lover, esp. a male lover with whom one cohabits.
  4. (sometimes caps.) a person in a position of authority, esp. an employer or a commanding officer: The Old Man has ordered an inspection for Saturday morning.
  5. (used affectionately in addressing a man).
  6. See
  7. southernwood.
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