Meaning of old man
— Informal. Informal.
- a father, usually one's own: His old man's letting him have the car for the prom.
- a husband: The office is giving my old man a retirement party.
- a boyfriend or male lover, esp. a male lover with whom one cohabits.
- (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.
- (used affectionately in addressing a man).