[verb ree-tred; noun ree-tred]
- a tire that has been retreaded.
- Slang. a person returned to active work after retirement, dismissal, etc.
- a person retrained for a new or more modern job or task.
- Informal. a repeating, reviving, or reworking of an old or familiar idea, presentation, story, etc., especially when unimaginative or hackneyed; rehash: a boring retread of a classic movie.
- Slang. a person representing older or previous times, ideas, policies, etc., especially when they are deemed passé or tiresome.
Origin of retread
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- (tr) another word for remould (def. 2)
- another word for remould (def. 3)
- Australian and NZ informal a pensioner who has resumed employment, esp in a former profession
- a film, piece of music, etc, which is a superficially altered version of an earlier original
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Word Origin and History for retreaded
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