greybeard

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

greybeard (plural greybeards)

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

Synonyms[edit]