vet, honcho, old-timer, old hand, old geezer, chief, antique, boss, stage manager, veteran soldier, veteran, mossback, gaffer, ex-serviceman, warhorse, old stager, stager, foreman.
Thus the " Oldtimer"
had become " a Sourdough," and his antithesis, the " Tenderfoot," was now called a " Chechako."
Besides, I had another offer from a Christian oldtimer;
but you might as well ask me to become a Jesuit as to became a Journalist.
Pilgrims and tenderfeet they were, and their lack of foresight might well shock an oldtimer