1Britanico(ex-pupil)exalumno masculinobefore noun the old-boy network — (esp entre exalumnos de colegios de elite) el amiguismo
- Because of last year's riots in Oldham, police have appealed for calm following the attack on an old boy of Whitworth High School.
- The Academy old boys have followed differing academic paths and I have wasted no time in making my feelings known to them about their continuing education.
- One of Aysgarth Preparatory School's most famous old boys has returned to meet pupils and tell them about his achievements.
- Years later, my Durban state school, Northlands, had two old boys on opposing sides in a test: Robin Smith for England, Shaun Pollock for South Africa.
- The Geelong Amateur Football Club was conceived in 1926 as the club for old boys of Geelong College and Geelong Grammar.
- Having spent three nights on Dublin streets, the old boys of Belvedere College reported a record charity collection.
- We have invited three old boys of the college to grace this occasion to honour their alma mater.
- Mr Watson's father and grandfather were old boys of Giggleswick School and his father was also a chairman of governors.
- His name is on a Roll of Honour of old boys from the now long gone Swindon High School for boys who gave their lives for their country.
- One higher official in the education ministry said the government doesn't have the money and that it is the responsibility of the teachers, parents and old boys to find suitable land for the school.
- The Town Mayor, an old boy of the school, will be at Twickenham to cheer the team on.
- One of Summerhill College's most famous old boys has given some immortal words to the English language.
- They are for the most part Anglo Saxon, private school old boys and girls hogging whatever gigs offer the most money and status.
- A Happy Christmas to all pupils, old boys and parents from the staff of St Spinner's.
- The Bury Grammar School old boy has held the post since 1993 and earns £123,000 a year.
- An old boy of St. Aloysius College, Galle, his first love was cricket.
- But the school old boys made an immediate reply.
- Irish painter O'Conor, whose work has often been compared with that of Monet's, was an old boy of Ampleforth School, in North Yorkshire.
- Two distinguished old boys of Winchester College received a rousing reception from present students on Friday.
- Royal College Class of 69 is a group of old boys who entered grade eight from junior school to Royal College.
2.1informal (old man)abuelo masculino coloquialviejito masculino coloquial
- You and me both, old boy, Deran thought, sighing much as the horse had.
- I can't go around each time and say, ‘Look, old boy, did you ask any pertinent questions?’
- The barrister bought me several glasses of bubbly - ‘Here, old boy, have some of the Old Widow’ in the conviction that it was an antidote for flu.
- ‘Being heroic was never in my reasoning, old boy,’ he insists.
- You might not want so much detail but Montgomery was later a Roslyn Heights, Long Island neighbor of mine so I feel the old boy deserves some ink from me.
- Sorry to have to clean you out, old boy, but others less fortunate than yourself have a much greater need for your erstwhile plenty.
- ‘Look here, old boy,’ the British Museum's director urges a Harvard professor who shares his compartment.
- A useful word, which may be used when someone fails to remember your name: ‘That's OK, old boy, we all tartle at some time or other.’
- It's drinks at seven, dinner at eight, and up for the game drive at 5.30 am sharp, old boy.
- That provincial England closed at nightfall, save for two bingo halls and some old boys playing dominoes in the snug.
- Sorry for your bad spot of luck, old boy, but that's the way the cake, or should I say The Radish, crumbles!
- Jack is now trying to teach Jackson to say ‘Pongo, old boy!’
- Well, what the deuce are you waiting for, old boy?
- You must try a slice of this, Aggers, old boy.
- I mean to say, old boy, poor Robbie will move off to another free meal.
- ‘Glad to have you in the land of the living, old boy,’ Azzopardi says, good-natured.
- Perhaps he thought to tell his colleague ‘Tough luck, old boy.’
- If you're still down there, old boy, my heart goes out to you, it really does.
- What an awful nuisance, old boy, to have to spend a good hour of your day blithely deleting the concerns of your riff raff constituents.
- ‘Don't worry, old boy, I'm not gonna leave you out here without taking care of you,’ I said quietly.
- Have a round to steady your nerves, old boy, then into the breach.
- Just before we began, the old boy who was firing the luminous plastic targets, wanders past me and says bashfully ‘I think you've got the wrong eye closed’.
- Sometimes when I get up in the morning, I say, don't let it get you, old boy.
2.2British informal(as form of address) viejo coloquial