age-old

[eyj-ohld]

adjective

ancient; from time immemorial: an age-old tradition.

Nearby words

  1. age of discretion,
  2. age of innocence, the,
  3. age of reason,
  4. age spots,
  5. age-group,
  6. age-proof,
  7. aged,
  8. agedly,
  9. agee,
  10. agee, james

Origin of age-old

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for age-old

age-old

age-long

adjective

very old or of long duration; ancient
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Word Origin and History for age-old

age-old

adj.

1896, from age (n.) + old.

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