dirty old man

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dirty old man (plural dirty old men)

  1. (idiomatic) An adult male - usually middle-aged or elderly - who acts in a lecherous or lewd manner.
    The young women in the bar turned their heads in disgust when that dirty old man began to wink and smile at them.
    • 1969, The Beatles, Mean Mr Mustard:
      Always shouts out something obscene / Such a dirty old man.
    • 1991, Robert M. Pirsig, Lila:
      If you didn't go for Lila you're some kind of prissy old prude. If you did go for her you were some kind of dirty old man.