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Definition of hoary adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    hoary

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈhɔri//
     
    [usually before noun]
     
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  1. 1 (old-fashioned) very old and well known and therefore no longer interesting a hoary old joke
  2. 2(literary) (especially of hair) gray or white because a person is old His hair was a hoary white.
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