Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An elderly person.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An old or oldish person; a man past middle life.
  • noun In the British navy, a midshipman of four years' standing, or a master's mate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Jocular An old person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Someone who is old-aged

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an elderly person

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After youngster.]

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Derived from old +‎ -ster.

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