1: A person who begins to learn or study only late in life.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
At sixty-three, Edna learned French. At seventy, she learned sign language. And at eighty-four, she was the oldest in her art class. She had plans for what she wanted to learn by the time she reached ninety.
People asked why she wanted to waste her golden years educating herself. She should be relaxing in Florida and playing cribbage. But they had the luxury of being educated earlier in their lives. She dropped out of school due to her mother dying and leaving her to help her father care for her siblings. She had no choice but to be an opsimath.