noun, plural old·ies.


or old·y


noun Informal.

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

Origin of oldie

First recorded in 1870–75; old + -ie
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noun informal

an old person or thing
Australian a parentchildren and their oldies
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Word Origin and History for oldy



"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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