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 Shakira and her longtime boyfriend Gerard Piqué have broken up. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 4 June 2022 While Redding did the heavy lifting, the unsung hero in his path to a state championship was Bobby Regent-Smith, Falls' longtime track head coach. Mark Stewart, Journal Sentinel, 3 June 2022 The track — produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek — also arrives with a music video starring Karen O and Perfume Genius, and directed by longtime YYYs collaborator Cody Critcheloe (a.k.a. Ssion). Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 1 June 2022 An accompanying video, directed by longtime collaborator Cody Critcheloe, is also out now. Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 1 June 2022 John Cunningham, a longtime collaborator of X, said the song began in 2018, the year XXXtentacion died. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 27 May 2022 The warrant affidavit says there was a possible romantic triangle involving Armstrong, Wilson and Colin Strickland, another professional cyclist who had been Armstrong’s longtime boyfriend. Washington Post, 23 May 2022 The affidavit reveals a romantic entanglement that began in October when Armstrong split with her longtime boyfriend, professional cyclist Colin Strickland. Ryan Autullo, USA TODAY, 21 May 2022 Finally, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Riley Roberts. Sam Sussman, Vogue, 21 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of longtime

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Longtime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longtime. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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