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

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He will be succeeded by Virginie Viard, his longtime collaborator and director of Chanel's Fashion Creation Studio. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chanel Pays Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld on a Snow-Covered Runway," 5 Mar. 2019 In addition to the news of Lagerfeld's passing this morning, Chanel also announced that his longtime collaborator Virginie Viard has been chosen as his successor at the fashion house. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Outlander Actress Caitriona Balfe Pays Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld on Instagram," 19 Feb. 2019 Don DeClerck, camp operations director for Seneca Waterways, registered New York State trail guide, certified Voyageur, and longtime Boy Scout troop leader Yes. Kraig Becker, Popular Mechanics, "Winter Camping: How To Get Outdoors When It's Freezing Cold," 14 Feb. 2019 Hosting alongside Dior was Steven Victor, a longtime ally of Pusha T’s. Leigh Penney, Vogue, "Dior Celebrates Pusha T in Anticipation of His Potential Grammy Win Tonight," 10 Feb. 2019 Since at least February, the special counsel’s team has subjected at least 10 people to detailed questioning about the political operative and longtime Trump ally. Andrew Prokop, Vox, "Robert Mueller sure still is interested in Roger Stone," 2 Nov. 2018 And the narrative thread about Daryl and Maggie wanting to kill Negan at all costs, despite Rick’s protestations, still feels like conflict orchestrated solely to divide the longtime allies in Rick’s final moments. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "The Walking Dead just pulled its best switcheroo in years," 29 Oct. 2018 Meanwhile, Cohen's lawyer, longtime Clinton ally, Lanny Davis, is on a media blitz making new allegations against the President, while also trying to raise money for his client's legal fees. Fox News, "Media coverage of Mollie Tibbetts' murder," 23 Aug. 2018 During his 28 hours there, Trump disparaged longtime NATO allies, cast doubt on his commitment to the mutual-defense organization and sent the 29-member pact into a frenzied emergency session. Jill Colvin And Jonathan Lemire, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump praises May after throwing barbs, then meets the queen," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of longtime

1851, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of longtime

: having been something specified for many years

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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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