Elderly vs Grayhead - What's the difference?

elderly | grayhead |


As nouns the difference between elderly and grayhead

is that elderly is an elderly person while grayhead is a person with gray hair; an elderly person.

As an adjective elderly

is old; having lived for relatively many years.

elderly

English

Adjective

(head)
  • old; having lived for relatively many years
  • Noun

    (elderlies)
  • an elderly person
  • (the elderly) older people as a whole
  • grayhead

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person with gray hair; an elderly person.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2009, date=March 11, author=, title=Doctor-Patient-Computer Relationships, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=What is most troublesome to me is that our residents — no matter how much we grayheads or graybeards model the approach to history-taking from parents — learn that the checklist on the computer screen is the thing to look at, and not the living person describing their child and her problems. }}