oldie

or old·y

[ohl-dee]
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Origin of oldie

First recorded in 1870–75; old + -ie

oldy

[ohl-dee]
noun, plural old·ies.
  1. oldie.
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British Dictionary definitions for oldies

oldie

noun informal
  1. an old person or thing
  2. Australian a parentchildren and their oldies
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Word Origin and History for oldies

oldie

n.

"an old person," 1874; "an old tune or film," 1940, from old + -ie. Related: Oldies, which is attested by 1961 as a radio format.

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