old hat

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Origin of old hat

First recorded in 1745–55
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Related Words for old hat

dated, old-fashioned, outmoded, has-been, old-school

British Dictionary definitions for old hat

old hat

adjective
  1. (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"out of date," first recorded 1911.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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

old hat in Culture

old hat

Obsolete, old-fashioned: “Get with it, Murray; your methods are strictly old hat.”

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