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English definition of “OAP”


noun [C]   /ˌəʊeɪˈpiː/ UK
abbreviation for old-age pensioner : a person who regularly receives money from the state because they are too old to work The elderlyOld or old-fashionedDescribing people who are old
(Definition of OAP noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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