old hat

adjective
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of old hat

2 : lacking in freshness : trite

Examples of old hat in a Sentence

  1. I suppose my favorite joke's a bit old hat by now.

  2. Making hit movies is old hat for him.

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First Known Use of old hat

1911

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  • : seen or done many times and no longer interesting


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