Synonyms of old person
senior citizenDictionary • another old person who has frozen to death in an unheated house
senior citizen • I sat next to her at the Senior Citizens' Club yesterday.
old age pensioner
elder • Nowadays the young have no respect for their elders.
pensioner (slang) • the pensioners' fuel allowance
usage note:While not as offensive as coffin-dodger and some of the other synonyms listed here, phrases such as old man, old woman, old person, and elderly person may still cause offence. It is better to use senior citizen or senior.
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elderA person's elder is someone who is older than them, especially someone quite a lot older.
• Nowadays the young have no respect for their elders.
pensioner (slang)A pensioner is someone who receives a pension, especially a pension paid by the state to retired people.
• the pensioners' fuel allowance
senior citizenA senior citizen is an older person who has retired or receives an old age pension.
• I sat next to her at the Senior Citizens' Club yesterday.
Thesaurus for old person from the Collins English Thesaurus