golden oldie


Definition of golden oldie

: one that was a hit or favorite in the past

Examples of golden oldie in a Sentence

The radio station plays golden oldies from the 1950s.
Recent Examples on the Web Freddy Cole sang the golden oldie with characteristic ease and elegance, accompanied in duet fashion by son Lionel Cole. Howard Reich,, "Jazz Fest review: Freddy Cole evokes sweet memories of brother Nat King Cole," 30 Aug. 2019 Gareth Barry famously overtook Ryan Giggs as the Premier League's all-time top appearance maker back in 2017 but with the former Man City and Aston Villa star now gone from the top flight, there is a new generation of golden oldies., "Premier League Appearances: The 10 Current Players With the Most Games," 13 Aug. 2019 This is a golden oldie from business writing class. Amy Lindgren, Twin Cities, "Working Strategies: Five best tips for writing your résumé," 3 Aug. 2019 For the diminishing number of us who want to crack open crisp, cheap cold ones all summer long, the golden oldies are still a hit. Kate Mooney, Vox, "Why so many beers have retro-looking cans," 21 June 2019 Goalie Braden Holtby programs the sound system with golden oldies for the grey eminences who gather on folding chairs with their sons in the center of the room. Erik Brady, USA TODAY, "A road trip for the aged," 21 Feb. 2018 KushiWakaMaru is all golden oldies: all of your favorite chicken parts flavored by little more than salt, sauce, and smoke. Bon Appetit, "KushiWakaMaru," 19 Mar. 2018 Another golden oldie, the Nissan Leaf car, first introduced in 2011, yet somehow made the CES list. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "CES 2018: 20 most innovative gadgets at show," 7 Jan. 2018 Screenings included blockbusters of the 1980s, such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Top Gun, Rocky IV and Raiders of the Lost Ark. A few golden oldies made the cut as well, like Hellcats of the Navy, which starred the Reagans. Jocelyn Mcclurg, USA TODAY, "Weekend picks for book lovers, including 'Movie Nights With the Reagans'," 3 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of golden oldie

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Golden oldie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of golden oldie

informal : a song, recording, or television show that was very popular in the past

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