long-ago

[ lawng-uh-goh, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋ əˌgoʊ, ˈlɒŋ- /

adjective

of or relating to the distant past or to remote events; ancient: long-ago exploits remembered only in folk tales.

Origin of long-ago

First recorded in 1825–35
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Word Origin and History for long ago

long-ago


adj.

1834, from long (adj.) + ago.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with long ago

long ago


A time well before the present, the distant past. For example, I read that book long ago, or The battles of long ago were just as fierce. [Second half of 1300s]

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