golden oldie

noun (sometimes initial capital letters)

Informal. something once popular or valued that has retained its appeal or for which interest has been reawakened, especially a popular song or record.

Nearby words

  1. golden mean,
  2. golden mole,
  3. golden needle mushroom,
  4. golden nematode,
  5. golden number,
  6. golden oriole,
  7. golden parachute,
  8. golden perch,
  9. golden pheasant,
  10. golden plover

Origin of golden oldie

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for golden oldie

golden oldie


something old or long-established, esp a hit record or song that has remained popular or is enjoying a revivalAlso called: oldie
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