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 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 Freddy Cole sang the golden oldie with characteristic ease and elegance, accompanied in duet fashion by son Lionel Cole. Howard Reich,, 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., 13 Aug. 2019 This is a golden oldie from business writing class. Amy Lindgren, Twin Cities, 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, 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, 21 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of golden oldie

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of golden oldie was in 1960

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28 Oct 2021

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“Golden oldie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of golden oldie

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


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