[ ohld-fash-uhnd ]
/ ˈoʊldˈfæʃ ənd /


of a style or kind that is no longer in vogue: an old-fashioned bathing suit.
favored or prevalent in former times: old-fashioned ideas.
having the conservative behavior, ways, ideas, or tastes of earlier times: a delightfully old-fashioned gentleman.

Origin of old-fashioned

First recorded in 1645–55

OTHER WORDS FROM old-fashioned

old-fash·ioned·ly, adverbold-fash·ioned·ness, noun

synonym study for old-fashioned

1. See ancient1.

Definition for old-fashioned (2 of 2)

old fashioned


(sometimes initial capital letters) a cocktail made with whiskey, bitters, water, and sugar, and garnished with citrus-fruit slices and a cherry.

Origin of old fashioned

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for old-fashioned



belonging to, characteristic of, or favoured by former times; outdatedold-fashioned ideas
favouring or adopting the dress, manners, fashions, etc, of a former time
quizzically doubtful or disapprovingshe did not reply, but gave him an old-fashioned look
Scot and Northern English dialect old for one's agean old-fashioned child


a cocktail containing spirit, bitters, fruit, etc

Derived forms of old-fashioned

old-fashionedly, adverb
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