old-time

adjective \ ˈōl(d)-ˈtīm \

Definition of old-time

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of an earlier period
  • old-time songs
2 : of long standing
  • old-time residents

First Known Use of old-time

1824

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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OLD-TIME Defined for English Language Learners

old-time

Definition of old-time for English Language Learners

  • : of a kind or style that was typical of the past

  • : having been something specified for a long time


OLD-TIME Defined for Kids

old-time

adjective \ ˈōld-ˈtīm \

Definition of old-time for Students

: from or like that of an earlier or distant period
  • old-time music
  • old-time transportation


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