- of or relating to the last few generations preceding the invention of the automobile: vivid recollections of horse-and-buggy days.
- old-fashioned; outmoded: horse-and-buggy methods.
Origin of horse-and-buggy
An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for horse-and-buggy
The cars had plush green upholstery and stained-glass windows and were faster and cheaper than a horse-and-buggy.Those Kansas City Blues: A Family History
October 24, 2014
We cannot win that race held back by horse-and-buggy programs that waste tax dollars and squander human potential.
That horse-and-buggy man, Judson, is almost sure to come, and I will find another.The Fat of the Land
John Williams Streeter