A rebel who refuses to move into the ever increasing gang culture
John: Why's has not became a chav.
Jim: He's a retrobate
n. One who can't, or who refuses to walk the bleeding edge of technology, preferring old, reliable tools. I.e. one who shuns PDAs for notebooks, pencils and pocket calendars; would rather meet in real life than on MySpace; and who'd still shoot with cameras which require film. A Luddite.
Bill is the kind of retrobate who rides an old, carburated Harley, rather than a new, reliable, fuel-injected sport bike.
n. an idiot who is stuck in the past, also known as "retrobater".
v. Achieving undue sexual stimulation from thinking about stupid stuff from the past.
Stephen retrobates every time he thinks about all the almost-clever things he said to his cyber friends back when they were still speaking to him. He is such a retrobater!