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Informal and insulting words for old people - synonyms or related words

biddy

noun

offensive an insulting word for an older woman

buffer

noun

Britishinformal a man, especially an old man, who you think is slightly stupid but not unpleasant

codger

noun

an insulting word for an old man

Colonel Blimp

noun

British a silly old man with old-fashioned ideas who thinks he is important

crone

noun

an insulting word for an old woman

gaffer

noun

informal an old man

goat

noun

informal an insulting word for an old man, especially one who shows a great sexual interest in women

grandad

noun

informal an insulting way of talking to an old man, especially one whose name you do not know

old bag

noun

offensive an insulting word for an old woman

old bat

noun

offensive an insulting word for an old woman who you think is slightly crazy

old boy

noun

British used for referring to an old man

old dear

noun

Britishinformal an old woman, especially one who is confused. This phrase is sometimes used as an insult.

old girl

noun

Britishinformal old-fashioned used for referring to an old woman

old-timer

noun

American an old man

wrinkly

noun

Britishinformal an insulting word for an old person

old trout

an unpleasant old woman

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moto-doping

in competitive cycling, the illegal use of motors on bikes in order to gain advantage over other riders

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unhappen

be reversed; be as if it had never happened

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