age-old

adjective
\ ˈāj-ˈōld How to pronounce age-old (audio) \

Definition of age-old

: having existed for ages : ancient

First Known Use of age-old

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Age-old.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/age-old. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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age-old

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English Language Learners Definition of age-old

: very old : having existed for a very long time

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