golden oldie


: one that was a hit or favorite in the past

Example Sentences

The radio station plays golden oldies from the 1950s.
Recent Examples on the Web But the golden oldie is still alive and well in our world and, according to a recent review from the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, still up to its old tricks. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 29 Oct. 2013 Got Talent, and on Tuesday (Aug. 16), turned to a golden oldie for her semifinals performance. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 17 Aug. 2022 People over the age of 60 may remember him as more than a golden oldie. New York Times, 25 May 2022 Take, for instance, disgraced former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, who took time out from continuing to spread disinformation about the 2020 election this week to pivot to another conservative golden oldie: taking a knee. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 18 Feb. 2022 At 40-years-old, Baumgartner supplanted her as golden oldie after winning the mixed team event. Laine Higgins, WSJ, 12 Feb. 2022 To binge on other classic radio blasts from the past, see what appeals to you from the golden oldie archives at Relic Radio. Diane Cole, WSJ, 24 Oct. 2021 As a result, the golden oldie jumped to Number 87 on the latest chart, with 4.5 million streams, an increase of 75% over the previous week. Elias Leight, Rolling Stone, 27 Sep. 2021 But why would a deaf girl, however brave, choose to follow the siren call of a golden oldie? Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 27 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of golden oldie was in 1960

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“Golden oldie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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