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old-time

[ ohld-tahym ]
/ ˈoʊldˈtaɪm /
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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.

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RELATED WORDS

old-fashioned, ancient, dated, obsolete, out-of-date, olden

Nearby words

old-man cactus, old-man's-beard, old-man-and-woman, old-school, old-style, old-time, old-time dance, old-timer, old-timey, old-womanish, 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for old-time

old-time


adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper