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 House Democrats cut a deal Friday with the White House to secure sick and family leave — a longtime liberal wish that wasn’t close to happening before the virus struck. Joe Garofoli, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus reshaping political campaigns into work from home affairs," 14 Mar. 2020 In 2008, before Curreri first injured his voice, the couple traveled together to England, where Sproule had been invited to perform on Jools Holland’s longtime BBC music show, on an episode that also featured Vampire Weekend. Brendan Fitzgerald, Longreads, "“I miss my body when it was ferocious” The Transfiguration of Paul Curreri," 14 Mar. 2020 For now, though, the Detroit Lions' longtime long snapper still has some football left to play. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions bring back long snapper Don Muhlbach for 17th NFL season," 14 Mar. 2020 Mike Schmidt, executive director of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, and Ethan Knight, longtime federal prosecutor, are facing off. oregonlive, "Longtime Clackamas County prosecutor John Wentworth emerges as lone candidate in the DA race," 13 Mar. 2020 Now on 17th Street North between Third and Fourth Avenues, Nelson Brothers serves breakfast all day, in addition to its longtime lunch favorites. Eric Velasco, al, "Where are Birmingham’s oldest restaurants?," 12 Mar. 2020 Roosevelt Row is very walkable and offers a mix of longtime institutions, such as Modified Arts, monOrchid and Eye Lounge, as well as newcomers like the Cambria Hotel. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, "Art Detour 2020 in Phoenix: Here's how to have the most fun at the 5-day arts party," 10 Mar. 2020 GameStop also said Monday that three people with extensive retailing experience are joining the board, including longtime former president of Nintendo of America Reginald Fils-Aimé. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "GameStop shakes up its board," 9 Mar. 2020 The longtime dairy farmer, who for years struggled to keep his operation afloat, sold the last of his cows in January amid his declining health and dwindling finances. USA Today, "Midwest farmers face a crisis. Hundreds are dying by suicide.," 9 Mar. 2020

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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 30 Mar. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of longtime

: having been something specified for many years

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