old boy

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old boy ‎(plural old boys)

  1. (chiefly Britain) An alumnus, especially of a public school.
  2. A former member of a group.
    • 2011 September 24, Aled Williams, “Chelsea 4 - 1 Swansea”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Swansea named an unchanged side from their win over West Brom, and the visitors made an encouraging start, with Blues old boy Scott Sinclair prominent - Branislav Ivanovic had to make an important block to halt the winger's run.
  3. (Britain) Affectionate term of address for a man.
    Listen, old boy, I've got some news.


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  • (alumnus) OB

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