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old hat

old-fashioned; dated.
trite from having long been used or known.
Origin of old hat
First recorded in 1745-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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old hat

(postpositive) old-fashioned or trite
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Word Origin and History for old hat

"out of date," first recorded 1911. As a noun phrase, however, it had different sense previously. The "Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue" (1796) defines it as, "a woman's privities, because frequently felt."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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old hat in Culture

old hat definition

Obsolete, old-fashioned: “Get with it, Murray; your methods are strictly old hat.”

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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old hat

adjective phrase

Out of style; old-fashioned: Tubular stuff is now old hat (1911+ British)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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