old fashioned

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  1. (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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Other definitions for old-fashioned (2 of 2)

[ ohld-fash-uhnd ]

  1. of a style or kind that is no longer in vogue: an old-fashioned bathing suit.

  2. favored or prevalent in former times: old-fashioned ideas.

  1. 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

synonym study For old-fashioned

1. See ancient1.

Other words for old-fashioned

Other words from old-fashioned

  • old-fash·ioned·ly, adverb
  • old-fash·ioned·ness, noun

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How to use old fashioned in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for old-fashioned


  1. belonging to, characteristic of, or favoured by former times; outdated: old-fashioned ideas

  2. favouring or adopting the dress, manners, fashions, etc, of a former time

  1. quizzically doubtful or disapproving: she did not reply, but gave him an old-fashioned look

  2. Scot and Northern English dialect old for one's age: an old-fashioned child

  1. a cocktail containing spirit, bitters, fruit, etc

Derived forms of old-fashioned

  • old-fashionedly, adverb

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