old school


noun

advocates or supporters of established custom or of conservatism: a military man of the old school.

Origin of old school

First recorded in 1790–1800

Related forms

old-school, adjective
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old school


noun

mainly British a school formerly attended by a person
a group of people favouring traditional ideas or conservative practices
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