long·time | \ˈlȯŋ-ˈtīm \

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

And he’ll be joined by longtime collaborator and fellow Drag Race judge Michelle Visage. Bridget Read, Vogue, "RuPaul Is Filming a Daytime Talk Show," 11 July 2018 In 2016, former WIP host and current podcaster Tony Bruno claimed Missanelli was behind anonymous Twitter accounts that attacked both him and his longtime girlfriend, Robin Austin, though there was never any evidence to back up his claim. Rob Tornoe, Philly.com, "'False on every level': WIP shoots back at Mike Missanelli," 10 July 2018 Producer and longtime partner Allan Glaser said Hunter died Sunday of a blood clot in his leg that caused cardiac arrest. Shawn Marsh, azcentral, "Tab Hunter, screen heartthrob and gay icon, dies at 86," 9 July 2018 Chance the Rapper and his longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley are officially engaged! De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Chance the Rapper and Kirsten Corley Are Engaged," 5 July 2018 Chance the Rapper and the longtime girlfriend and mother of his daughter, Kristen Corley, got engaged over the 4th of July holiday, and fans are overjoyed for the couple. Sam Tornow, Billboard, "Chance the Rapper Engaged: See the Best Fan Reactions to the Happy News," 5 July 2018 This Fourth of July, the Chicago native proposed to his longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, "Taking A Chance On Love, Chance The Rapper Proposes To Girlfriend Kirsten Corley," 5 July 2018 Payne split up with longtime girlfriend Sophia Smith in October 2015. Lindsay Kimble, EW.com, "Liam Payne and Cheryl split after more than two years together," 2 July 2018 Ed Frauenheim is senior director of content at Great Place to Work, FORTUNE’s longtime research partner for Best Workplace lists, including the Best Workplaces for Millennials. Ed Frauenheim, Fortune, "How Workday Became One of the Best Places to Work for Millennials," 26 June 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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one that holds something together

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