(in literature, especially comedy) an old man as a stock figure.
From Latin, ‘old man’.
“The foolish senex made the entire play, it was hilarious.”
Insolence or arrogance in attitude or tone; cheekiness; forwardness; an instance of this.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Wilfrid Holme (d. 1538), author. From (i) Middle French procacité and its etymon (ii) classical Latin procācitāt-, procācitās forwardness, impudence from procāc-, procāx forward, bold, impudent, frivolous + -itās.