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 Cragen later tells Benson, who’d been trying to get in touch with Stabler, that her longtime partner has resigned. Meredith Blake Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Before ‘Law & Order’ reunites Stabler and Benson, here’s where they left off," 1 Apr. 2021 He was seen in police body camera videos sitting in the car with Floyd -- his longtime friend -- as another occupant, Shawanda Hill, sat in the back seat. David Aaro, Fox News, "Derek Chauvin trial: Key witness to invoke the 5th Amendment, refuses to testify," 1 Apr. 2021 So is the cinnamon coffeecake that a longtime friend made and brought to the priest, climbing seven flights when his apartment elevator wasn’t working. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here's how Milwaukee-area faith leaders view Easter dining, in a year and season of rebirth," 31 Mar. 2021 Her longtime partner, Ben Golluber, who was chief financial officer of the company, died in 1998. New York Times, "Jessica McClintock, 90, Dies; Dressed Generations in Lace and Satin," 23 Mar. 2021 His longtime work partner, Detective Inspector Kate Fleming, is one step ahead. Olivia-anne Cleary, Vulture, "Flex Your Inner Sleuth With British Crime Drama Line of Duty," 23 Mar. 2021 During her time at the Schomburg Center, Jiménez Román taught her first course on the African presence in the Americas and also met her longtime partner, Juan Flores. Stephania Taladrid, The New Yorker, "The Scholar Who Chronicled the Afro-Latino Experience," 20 Mar. 2021 In addition to her sister, Blixt is survived by her longtime partner, Dave Schmidt; brothers Paul Blixt of Mound and Robert Schroeder of Minneapolis; and many nieces and nephews. John Reinan, Star Tribune, "Pam Blixt, champion of Twin Cities lakes and streams, dies at 67," 9 Mar. 2021 In a 2005 story on Joan Rivers’ plastic surgery, Kron got unprecedented access to Rivers’ longtime plastic surgeon and dermatologist – and of course Rivers herself. Elizabeth Siegel, Allure, "How Joan Kron's Reporting on Plastic Surgery Changed Beauty Journalism," 5 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of longtime

1851, in the meaning defined above

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7 Apr 2021

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“Longtime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longtime. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of longtime

: having been something specified for many years

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