Main definitions of methuselah in English

: methuselah1Methuselah2

methuselah1

noun

  • A wine bottle of eight times the standard size.

    • ‘But did you know that a methuselah is eight bottles worth or six litres of wine - referred to in Bordeaux as an imperiale?’
    • ‘Last month, while hanging out in St Tropez, he reputedly spent $80,000 on four methuselahs of Cristal and that was after the Sultan of Brunei had given him a welcome to London present of 10.’

Origin

1930s: from Methuselah.

Pronunciation

methuselah

/mɪˈθ(j)uːz(ə)lə/

Main definitions of methuselah in English

: methuselah1Methuselah2

Methuselah2

proper noun

  • 1(in the Bible) a patriarch, the grandfather of Noah, who is said to have lived for 969 years (Gen. 5:27).

    1. 1.1 Used to refer to a very old person.
      ‘I'm feeling older than Methuselah’
      • ‘I have shaved a Methuselah's beard of red fuzz over that little bathroom sink.’
      retired person, pensioner, old-age pensioner, oap
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Pronunciation

Methuselah

/mɪˈθ(j)uːz(ə)lə/