old chap

• the term 'old boy' can be used for an old man, i.e. "Look at that poor old boy over there", or can be used as a euphemism for the penis.

Londonisms dictionary. 2014.

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  • old\ chap — • old boy • old chap noun Сhiefly British One of the men educated at the same institution and bound by strong ties of loyalty to each other. He got the job because the boss was another old boy …   Словарь американских идиом

  • old chap — Chiefly Brit. (used in informal direct address). Also, old boy, old fellow. [1815 25] * * * old ˈboy, ˈchap, ˈman, etc. idiom (old fashioned, BrE, informal) used by older men of the middle and upper classes as a friendly way of ad …   Useful english dictionary

  • old chap — Chiefly Brit. (used in informal direct address). Also, old boy, old fellow. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • old chap — Noun. Affectionate term for one s penis. Cf old fellow , old man , lad …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • old chap —  Term of address …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • old boy/chap/man/etc. — old boy/chap/man/etc. Brit old fashioned used to address a man Don t worry, old chap, it ll be all right. see also ↑old boy • • • Main Entry: ↑old …   Useful english dictionary

  • old\ boy — • old boy • old chap noun Сhiefly British One of the men educated at the same institution and bound by strong ties of loyalty to each other. He got the job because the boss was another old boy …   Словарь американских идиом

  • chap, old —    A fairly popular variant of ‘old boy’ or ‘old man’, used in a friendly way to boys or men of any age. In a random selection of fifty British novels, old chap occurred 26 times. This compares with 152 ‘old boy’ examples, 82 ‘old man’ examples.… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • chap — noun (BrE, informal) ADJECTIVE ▪ clever, decent, good, jolly, lucky, nice, pleasant ▪ He was a pleasant chap but didn t talk much …   Collocations dictionary

  • old —    A frequently used vocative element, meant to indicate affectionate familiarity in most cases, and usually addressed to a man.    ‘Old boy’ has in recent times been one of the most popular combinations, followed by ‘old man’ and ‘old chap’.… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

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