Definition of hoary adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhɔːri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːri//
    [usually before noun] Hair colour
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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) grey or white because a person is old His hair was a hoary white. See related entries: Hair colour
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hoary