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old master

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noun
  1. an eminent artist of an earlier period, especially from the 15th to the 18th centuries.
  2. a work by such an artist.
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Origin of old master

First recorded in 1945–50
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Related Words

antique, classic, curio, heirloom, masterpiece, showpiece

British Dictionary definitions for old master

old master

noun
  1. one of the great European painters of the period 1500 to 1800
  2. a painting by one of these
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