old school


noun

advocates or supporters of established custom or of conservatism: a military man of the old school.

Origin of old school

First recorded in 1790–1800
Related formsold-school, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for old school

old school

noun

mainly British a school formerly attended by a person
a group of people favouring traditional ideas or conservative practices

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