[lawng-tahym, long-]


existing, occurring, or continuing for a long period of time; longstanding: longtime friends celebrating 50 years of association.

Origin of longtime

First recorded in 1575–85; long1 + time
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of long standing
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Word Origin and History for longtime

also long-time, 1580s, from long (adj.) + time (n.).

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