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Meaning of MOSSBACK

Pronunciation:  'mos`bak

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an elderly man

MOSSBACK is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: antique, gaffer, old geezer, oldtimer, old-timer
 See Also: graybeard, greybeard, Methuselah, old man



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Moss"back`\, n.
A veteran partisan; one who is so conservative in opinion
that he may be likened to a stone or old tree covered with
moss. [Political Slang, U.S.]

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: antediluvian, antique, back number, backwoodsman, bumpkin, clodhopper, conservationist, conservatist, conservative, dad, diehard, dodo, elder, fogy, fossil, fud, fuddy-duddy, granny, has-been, hayseed, hick, hillbilly, laudator temporis acti, longhair, matriarch, Methuselah, mid-Victorian, old believer, old crock, old dodo, old fogy, old liner, old man, old poop, old school, old woman, old-timer, patriarch, pop, pops, provincial, reactionary, regular old fogy, relic, rightist, right-winger, square, standpat, standpatter, starets, stick-in-the-mud, traditionalist, ultraconservative, yokel