Definition of dirty old man in English:

dirty old man


  • An older man who is sexually interested in younger women or girls.

    • ‘So, in the 1990s, the Miss Pears girl, advertising soap, was withdrawn: her glowing innocence was considered dangerously alluring, an image for dirty old men to drool over.’
    • ‘The decor is Hard Rock Cafe-ish, and basic business concepts seem to include loud music, a ‘party’ atmosphere and a crowd mixing young, hot girls and dirty old men.’
    • ‘Her mother had warned her about dirty old men who go after sweet young girls, but she would have never suspected her own uncle.’
    • ‘Instead, he's just a cad, a dirty old man in contemporary parlance.’
    • ‘I don't need dirty old men in my life. I need clean young men.’
    • ‘Turns out they're not old pigs, or dirty old men.’
    • ‘I was afraid she might think I was a dirty old man.’
    • ‘He stuck out like a sore thumb… a dirty old man perving awkwardly over us and all the other girls in the club.’
    • ‘Every day we marched off through the streets of Paris towards Montmartre, and every day Mr Douglas and Mr Townsend would be accosted by dirty old men who tried to drag them bodily into the sex cinemas.’
    • ‘He said she probably thought he was a dirty old man.’
    • ‘She was very hesitant and probably thought of me as a dirty old man who would exploit her, but when she got to know me, she realized I was an educated family man with a 22-year-old daughter.’
    • ‘I just finished a book about a dirty old man and a teenage girl who runs a hot porn site in Japan.’
    • ‘It was all a bit cringey, leaving me feeling like a dirty old man from the first world perving over straight lads from a poorer country who the interviewer had got drunk.’
    • ‘A recent bumper sticker seen on the roads protests this idea: ‘I'm not a dirty old man, I'm a sexy senior citizen.’’
    • ‘This is not a dirty old man who bothers young girls.’
    • ‘My guess is that this ‘biological’ basis of marriage laws is just a ruse by dirty old men who want to shack up with younger women, since there is a better chance of procreation.’
    • ‘I really enjoy this CD, but with the artwork it simply makes these musicians seem like dirty old men who haven't left the seventh grade.’
    • ‘But to the girls he was a dirty old man who, real or imaginary, insisted he stand as close to female students as he could to provide math sum explanations.’
    • ‘Certainly Jennifer Love Hewitt is very attractive, and now that she's 21 I don't have to feel like a dirty old man to say so.’
    • ‘And it beats the names we give older men who date younger women: Perverts, dirty old men, gross.’
    libertine, rake, debauchee, dissolute man, loose-liver, degenerate, profligate
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