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noun Informal.
  1. a popular song, joke, movie, etc., that was in vogue at a time in the past.
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Origin of oldie

First recorded in 1870–75; old + -ie


noun, plural old·ies.
  1. oldie.
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Related Words for oldies

lullaby, number, strain, lyric, melody, hymn, poem, anthem, aria, verse, ditty, ballad, refrain, lay, carol, tune, chant, shanty, vocal, air

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British Dictionary definitions for oldies


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



"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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