time-tested

[ tahym-tes-tid ]
/ ˈtaɪmˌtɛs tɪd /

adjective

having proved valid, workable, or useful over a long span of time: a time-tested theory.

Nearby words

  1. time-served,
  2. time-server,
  3. time-share,
  4. time-sharing,
  5. time-stamp,
  6. time-worn,
  7. timecard,
  8. timed-release,
  9. timekeeper,
  10. timekeeping

Origin of time-tested

First recorded in 1940–45

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