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old boy

noun uk   us  

old boy noun (OLD MAN)

[C] mainly UK informal an old man: the old boy next door [as form of address] old-fashioned a way that some men address male friends that they have known for many years: Come on, old boy, drink up.

old boy noun (STUDENT)

[C] UK An old boy of a particular school is a man who went to school there as a child: an old-boy reunion
Translations of “old boy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 老人, 老人 ,老頭, 老兄,老夥計,老弟…
in Chinese (Simplified) 老人, 老兄,老伙计,老弟…
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