old-timey

adjective \ ˈōl(d)-ˈtī-mē \

Definition of old-timey

: of a kind or style prevalent in or reminiscent of an earlier time
  • old-timey music

First Known Use of old-timey

1850

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Definition of old-timey for English Language Learners

  • : of a kind or style that was popular in the past


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