Definitions

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  • n. A person with gray hair; an elderly person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An old gray-headed man or woman.
  • n. Among whalers, the old male of the sperm-whale.

Etymologies

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gray +‎ head

Examples

  • "Here you are, a grayhead at thirty-five, without a thing in life but that farm, and you -- heavens, Mac, don't you know that you are one of the greatest Greek scholars in the world?

    The City and the World and Other Stories

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