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.

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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 The performers threw it back to the '70s with a disco-i-fied medley of the golden oldie Saturday Night Fever hits. Lori Keong, Marie Claire, "Demi Lovato Donned a Sparkly Jumpsuit in This Giant Grammys Tribute to the Bee Gees," 13 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of golden oldie

1966, in the meaning defined above

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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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