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- One who has been around for a long time or has a great deal of experience; a veteran.
- Some of the old-timers around here might be able to tell you how it all began.
- 2016, David Thomson, Biggest lesson of the 2016 Oscars? The Academy should be scrapped (in The Guardian, 3 March 2016)
- It’s plain that older Americans have become a more important and reliable part of the audience that goes to movie theatres. Yet a few years ago, the Academy gave up on honouring old-timers in the show – because they wanted kids to be watching?
one who has been around for a long time or has a great deal of experience