oldie

or old·y

[ohl-dee]

noun Informal.

a popular song, joke, movie, etc., that was in vogue at a time in the past.

Nearby words

  1. older,
  2. oldest,
  3. oldfangled,
  4. oldfield,
  5. oldham,
  6. oldish,
  7. oldman,
  8. oldness,
  9. oldowan,
  10. olds

Origin of oldie

First recorded in 1870–75; old + -ie

oldy

[ohl-dee]

noun, plural old·ies.

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British Dictionary definitions for oldies

oldie

noun informal

an old person or thing
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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