The male equivalent of a cougar. Usually in their late thirties, successful, well-dressed, with cash to spend. May have a group of females that hang around for free drinks. As Chris Rock eloquently stated, "Not that old...just a little too old to be in the club."
"I tried to get that gal's number but that silverback swooped in with a bottle of Moet and wrecked my flow."
by Jay Claytor September 23, 2007

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A term used to describe the larger "buck" or bigger undomesticated black male. Usually a parolee because his larger size from regular meals and lifting weights.
While on patrol in South Central: "Did you see the size of that silverback holding the 40?"
by Mike Sarno October 16, 2003

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Slang term for a very large "ape like" black male.
Dude, check out that silver back. I wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley.
by Recon1172 May 25, 2005

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This term is derived from the actual description of an older male gorilla. A Silverback in the slang sense is an older man who hits on or dates much younger women; he is the male version of a "Cougar".
A group of Silverbacks, drunk after their buddy's 50th birthday party, adjusted their toupées and entered the college bar to try to pick up girls.
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When a man , especially when he's with his female, turns his back on another male to show he is not in the least intimidated.

Like the silver backed gorilla - The Alpha male may mate with all the Alpha females & has first pick of food. When a guy shows his superiority over another male by daring to turn his back towards the other.
Stella: "Did you see Brian silver back that crazy, huge German last night? I thought I was going to have a heart-attack."

Harry: "It's a man thing - that guy was really askin' for it." "Don't underestimate Brian, he's not afraid of shit, anywhere. He's a sleeper in strength, lighting fast, & he's got endurance." "Notice that idiot calmed down after Brian silver backed him?"

Stella: "Yeah he did. I guess you're right."
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Noun; A distinguished older male, one whom is hunted by younger women. A true rarity. Typically older than the age of 40. Salt and Pepper in color. One of the most interesting of species. Male version of a Cougar.
Rita: "Dennis Quaid is a total Silverback..!"

Darnell: "Gross! He's got salt and pepper nuts!"
by bluetaurus September 03, 2010

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A douchebag of immense size and exceptionally limited intelligence, so called as he is often leading a group of similarly ill-tempered proto-humans, which often results in displays of aggression. Physical descriptions vary over time due to the fascinating lack of taste amongst the sub-species (though one common trait seems to be the love of male necklaces know as "chains"); the modern variation of the silverback is distinguishable by the sloping forehead, stench of day old AXE cologne, fake bake, and gym membership swipe key; he is recently known to wear Ed Hardy clothing.
"I was in the club last night when some silverback drove me off the bar."

"Gotta watch my step... my girlfriend's ex is a silverback."

The emotional and intellectual antithesis of a gentleman.
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The original iPhone (1st generation) with the aluminum "silver" back. Sometime sought after specifically because of the vintage factor. Other times still in use because owner can't afford a new iPhone.
John: I heard that Josh got an iPhone.
Jake: Yeah he did, but it's a silverback.
John: Lol his parents must be cheap!
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