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1derogatory, humorous An old man.
- ‘The graybeards out there will remember that the practice of renting computers is decades old.’
- ‘Despite all these changes, we graybeards can take comfort in the fact that there is indeed at least one ‘Eternal Marketing Truth’ which still applies.’
- ‘He inspires in youth a sense of possibility and in greybeards a sense of youth.’
- ‘The cheers came on cue, even though the applause must have struck quite a few of the Democratic graybeards in the audience as a tad ironic.’
- ‘In the new age of fluidly changing computer skills it is the kids, reflexes honed by years of electronic games, who lead the field, not the greybeards.’
2archaic A large stoneware jug used for holding spirits.
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