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old school

noun

  1. advocates or supporters of established custom or of conservatism:

    a military man of the old school.



old school

noun

  1. a school formerly attended by a person
  2. a group of people favouring traditional ideas or conservative practices


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Other Words From

  • old-school adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of old school1

First recorded in 1790–1800
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Example Sentences

In the midst of the clubbiness, there is a heimishe (Yiddish for familiar, old school) quality.

Many of the ones around today are more like the Sprite Generation but there are still some old school left in La Eme.

The Metropolitan Opera is the old-school Cadillac of arts institutions.

These are not start-ups or struggling new media companies, but established businesses in old school industries.

But old-school plants—the type that grow in the dirt—have also been vital to human progress.

And why, he suddenly thought again, were they so impressed by the mere fact of his coming to revisit his old school?

He paused in the roadway and stared into the darkness where the building of the old school had first appeared to him.

The real fact is that Mr. Parson's father was a burglar of the fine old school.

Past that she went, with a passing temptation to look within, and toward the old school-house.

Goldsmith's poetry belongs to the old school, for he was a follower of Johnson, a strenuous opponent of the new romanticism.

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