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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.
by Bill Garlinghouse March 12, 2008
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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!
by PixieofDamnation October 20, 2006
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When you want to masturbate but you are so lazy that you masturbate yesterday Instead.
Lucy asked me if I had masturbated in anticipation of our potential fornication. I informed her that I had intended to but just retrobated instead. It’s quicker to remember than to hastily tug your member.
by Gyorni Vatueil July 29, 2018
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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
by Toothpaste salad June 22, 2009
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When you doing something bad, but old enough to be doing it old school
You bunch of retrobates, when out with old people doing wrong who should know better.
by Soprano240 March 24, 2017
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