geriatric


adjective

  1. of or relating to geriatrics, old age, or aged persons.

noun

  1. Slang. an old person.

adjective

  1. of or relating to geriatric medicine or to older people
  2. offensive (of people or machines) old, obsolescent, worn out, or useless

noun

  1. old-fashioned, offensive an elderly person
  2. informal, offensive an older person considered as one who may be disregarded as senile or unable to look after his or her own best interests
adj.

1909, formed in English from Greek geras, geros “old age” (from PIE root *gere- “to grow old” (see gerontology) + iatrikos “of a physician,” from iatros (see -iatric).

adj.

  1. Of or relating to geriatrics.
  2. Of or relating to old age or to the aging process.

n.

  1. An old person.

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