oldster

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oldster an elderly person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Oldster An old person.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n oldster An old or oldish person; a man past middle life.
    • n oldster In the British navy, a midshipman of four years' standing, or a master's mate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Oldster (coll.) a man getting old: a midshipman of four years' standing, a master's mate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Youngster
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. eald; Dut. oud; Ger. alt.

Usage

In literature:

Besides, the oldsters had been there, drinking since early dawn, and, some of them, since the night before.
"John Barleycorn" by Jack London
Yet, no: William really had some oddities that would have caught even an oldster's eye.
"And Even Now" by Max Beerbohm
Hence it follows that our social gatherings consist, to so lamentable an extent, of pert youngsters, or faded oldsters.
"Gala-days" by Gail Hamilton
If we oldsters are not merry, we shall be having a semblance of merriment.
"Roundabout Papers" by William Makepeace Thackeray
We oldsters are always queer to the young.
"The March Family Trilogy, Complete" by William Dean Howells
Oldsters and youngsters agreed to that.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
Thus did Jack at once take the rank of an oldster, and soon became the leader of all the mischief.
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Frederick Marryat
Then the oldsters began to depart, with laughter and gay good nights.
"A Woman Named Smith" by Marie Conway Oemler
Oh, he's an oldster all right.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
We oldsters looking on more coolly could have seen where the speech was lacking, so far as Andrew was concerned.
"Better Dead" by J. M. Barrie
Thus did Jack at once take the rank of an oldster, and soon became the leader of all the mischief.
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Captain Frederick Marryat
I became the William Tell of the party, as having been the first to resist the tyranny of the oldsters, and especially of the tyrant Murphy.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The oldsters lighted cigars, and fixing them in the notched end of the canes, continued to puff them until they were all well lighted.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
We oldsters must not be stubborn, nowadays.
"Margarita's Soul" by Ingraham Lovell
I don't like your oldsters who pretend to be ashamed of the follies of their youth.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
He swung his club behind him but the oldster was already scampering for the safety of the rock.
"The Ethical Engineer" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey
Reluctantly, the oldster backed away and fell into the chair again.
"Collectivum" by Mike Lewis
The two oldsters were dead and the ship was vaporized in the Sun.
"The Impossible Voyage Home" by Floyd L. Wallace
And there were no oldsters there, but ugly or goodly, all were full of prime strength and keenest youth.
"The Legend of Ulenspiegel" by Charles de Coster
Perhaps you younger fellows are smarter than we oldsters.
"The White Terror and The Red" by Abraham Cahan
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In news:

Many of my friends report the same thing in their oldsters.
Allow me to introduce the Oldster Tax.
Tacita Dean's Oldsters Shuffle Poetically in New Show.
Good old days not as good -- or green -- as oldsters think.
I am not so young anymore and neither are these guys…but they do a very cute parody of the song that I think us oldsters can relate to.
For those youngsters (or oldsters) out there who might not know off-hand who Kremer is: If you saw any snowboard movie from the late '90s to late '00s featuring next-level jib stylings, you were probably watching Kremer's work.
There's no plot, no real story line, just the "Golden Girls" opening remade with some oldsters.
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