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See also: oldman, Oldman, old man, and Old Man



old-man (plural old-men)

  1. (nonstandard) Alternative spelling of oldman


old-man (not comparable)

  1. (Australia) (applied to plants and animals) Of exceptional size or age.
    • 1934, Henry G. Lamond, An Aviary On The Plains, page 209:
      Along the banks of the Georgina are alternate patches of old-man scrub and strips of plain country.
  2. (Australia) (applied to weather) Of exceptional intensity.
    • 1900 July 8, The Sunday Times, page 1, column 1:
      They Say: That the wild ducks have tipped an "old man flood."