old-time

[ohld-tahym]

adjective

belonging to or characteristic of old or former times, methods, ideas, etc.: old-time sailing ships; an old-time piano player.
being long established: old-time residents.

Nearby words

  1. old-man cactus,
  2. old-man's-beard,
  3. old-man-and-woman,
  4. old-school,
  5. old-style,
  6. old-time dance,
  7. old-timer,
  8. old-timey,
  9. old-womanish,
  10. old-world

Origin of old-time

First recorded in 1815–25

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British Dictionary definitions for old-time

old-time

adjective

(prenominal) of or relating to a former time; old-fashionedold-time dancing
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Word Origin and History for old-time

old-time

adj.

1824, from old + time (n.). Related: Old-timey (1850).

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