old-fashioned

adjective
old-fash·​ioned | \ ˈōl(d)-ˈfa-shənd How to pronounce old-fashioned (audio) \

Definition of old-fashioned

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : of, relating to, or characteristic of a past era wears an old-fashioned black bow tie— Green Peyton
b : adhering to customs of a past era

old-fashioned

noun

Definition of old-fashioned (Entry 2 of 2)

: a cocktail usually made with whiskey, bitters, sugar, a twist of lemon peel, and a small amount of water or soda

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Other Words from old-fashioned

Adjective

old-fashionedly \ ˈōl(d)-​ˈfa-​shən(d)-​lē How to pronounce old-fashionedly (audio) \ adverb
old-fashionedness \ ˈōl(d)-​ˈfa-​shən(d)-​nəs How to pronounce old-fashionedness (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of old-fashioned

Adjective

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of old-fashioned was in 1592

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“Old-fashioned.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/old-fashionedness. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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old-fashioned

adjective
How to pronounce old-fashioned (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of old-fashioned

: no longer used or accepted : replaced by something more recent
: typical of the past in a pleasing or desirable way
of a person : using or preferring traditions or ideas from the past

old-fashioned

adjective
old-fash·​ioned | \ ˈōld-ˈfa-shənd\

Kids Definition of old-fashioned

1 : from or like that of an earlier time an old-fashioned hairdo
2 : using or preferring ways and traditions of the past

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