long·​time | \ ˈlȯŋ-ˈtīm How to pronounce longtime (audio) \

Definition of longtime

: having been so for a long time : long-standing a longtime friend a longtime friendship

Examples of longtime in a Sentence

the longtime chairman of the committee longtime residents of the neighborhood
Recent Examples on the Web Jordan’s longtime position is that any negotiation leading to a Palestinian state must be negotiated by both parties and be based on the 1967 borders. Fox News, "Trump's Mideast peace plan could have major long-term implications for ally Jordan," 1 Feb. 2020 Bearcats broadcaster, and longtime teammate of Chuck Machock, retells the time Machock was ejected from a game mid-broadcast. Fletcher Page, Cincinnati.com, "Bob Huggins, Eldon Miller among those to honor UC legend Chuck Machock," 1 Feb. 2020 The prince’s longtime friend, polo star Nacho Figueras, spoke out about Harry in a new ABC special, Royal Divide: Harry, Meghan and the Crown. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Prince Harry's Close Friend Explains Why He and Meghan Markle Stepped Down," 30 Jan. 2020 The longtime champion of religious persecution, North Korea, retains the title. Doug Bandow, National Review, "A New Ranking of Nations Where Christians Are Persecuted Most," 28 Jan. 2020 Lizzo, who was nominated for eight Grammys, had longtime nail artist Eri Ishizu paint a gold number '8' on each nail and attach crystals onto each tip. Rachel Marlowe, The Hollywood Reporter, "Extravagant Nail Art Stole the Show at the Grammy Awards," 27 Jan. 2020 Like a Boss is nominally the story of longtime friends Mel (Rose Byrne) and Mia (Tiffany Haddish), who run a small beauty company and tangle with a cosmetics mogul, Claire Luna (Salma Hayek). Rumaan Alam, The New Republic, "Women Can’t Have It All, Even at the Movies," 22 Jan. 2020 This week saw James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings, and Brad Rutter go head-to-head in the show’s Greatest of All Time tournament, with longtime host Alex Trebek moderating as always. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "What's happened so far on Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time," 10 Jan. 2020 The epic championship is taking place as longtime show host Alex Trebek was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer last year. Kelsey Hurwitz, Woman's Day, "James Holzhauer Took a Quiz to See What 'Jeopardy!: GOAT' Contestant He Is, and Got Ken Jennings," 9 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of longtime

1851, in the meaning defined above

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4 Feb 2020

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“Longtime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longtime. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of longtime

: having been something specified for many years

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