- 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
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Related Wordsacceptable, accustomed, classic, classical, conservative, conventional, customary, habitual, old, popular, regular, rooted, time-honored, conforming, old-fashioned, past, traditional, unprogressive
- mainly British a school formerly attended by a person
- a group of people favouring traditional ideas or conservative practices
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