- of a style or kind that is no longer in vogue: an old-fashioned bathing suit.
- favored or prevalent in former times: old-fashioned ideas.
- having the conservative behavior, ways, ideas, or tastes of earlier times: a delightfully old-fashioned gentleman.
Origin of old-fashioned
First recorded in 1645–55
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1. outmoded, obsolete.
1. See ancient1.
- (sometimes initial capital letters) a cocktail made with whiskey, bitters, water, and sugar, and garnished with citrus-fruit slices and a cherry.
Origin of old fashioned
First recorded in 1900–05
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- belonging to, characteristic of, or favoured by former times; outdatedold-fashioned ideas
- favouring or adopting the dress, manners, fashions, etc, of a former time
- quizzically doubtful or disapprovingshe did not reply, but gave him an old-fashioned look
- Scot and Northern English dialect old for one's agean old-fashioned child
- a cocktail containing spirit, bitters, fruit, etc
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Word Origin and History for old-fashioned
Old Fashioned Tom Gin Cocktail Mix same as Holland Gin Old Fashioned Cocktail using Old Tom gin in place of Holland [George J. Kappeler, "Modern American Drinks," Akron, Ohio, 1900]
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