long·​time ˈlȯŋ-ˈtīm How to pronounce longtime (audio)
: 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 Last year, Patrick Duffy’s longtime Oregon ranch hit the open market for $14 million. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 1 Dec. 2023 Stone Quarry, the banner Snyder runs with Deborah and longtime associate Wesley Coller, has an overall film deal with Netflix which means the filmmaker will be making original stories for the forseeable future. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Dec. 2023 With Gerry at the helm of this new era, the new iteration of the classic Bachelor show has even been celebrated and lauded for saving the longtime ABC franchise that critics say was growing stale. Krystie Lee Yandoli, Rolling Stone, 1 Dec. 2023 When Thieu balked at the terms, the White House had to decide what was worse: resuming the war or forcing a longtime ally to swallow a suicidal agreement. Thomas W. Lippman, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2023 But my longtime favorite, and the grain whisky that opened my eyes to the entire category, is Nikka’s Coffey Grain from Japan. Tony Sachs, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Amid the chaos, Silver’s longtime friend Robert Downey Jr. has quietly exited one of the projects. Tatiana Siegel, Variety, 30 Nov. 2023 Bonin, who was 43 and had longtime medical and mental-health issues, was found unconscious in his cell in October 2022. Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Nov. 2023 The songs had accreted parts over decades, with material from Gabriel’s longtime band; from the polymorphous musician Brian Eno; from Swedish and South African choirs; from orchestral arrangements; and from Gabriel’s library of samples and sessions. Jon Pareles, New York Times, 30 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of longtime was in 1851

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“Longtime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longtime. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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