Word Origin See more synonyms for old hat on Thesaurus.com old-fashioned; dated. trite from having long been used or known. Origin of old hat
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British Dictionary definitions for old hat (postpositive) old-fashioned or trite
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Word Origin and History for old hat adj.
"out of date," first recorded 1911. As a noun phrase, however, it had different sense previously. The "Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue" (1796) defines it as, "a woman's privities, because frequently felt."
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Obsolete, old-fashioned: “Get with it, Murray; your methods are strictly old hat.”
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