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

Examples of old-timey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With old-timey bikes and older-timey bellhops out front in natty uniforms, a sparkling coat of paint, and a new owner, the Georgian is the buzziest property in town. Jason Sheeler, Condé Nast Traveler, 14 Feb. 2024 For three decades, the Chico artist has mounted his old-timey 8-by-10-inch sheet-film camera on a hydraulic lift from his truck. Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 Guests arrived to a photo opp of an old-timey New York City yellow cab decked out in the show’s logo before stepping into the ballroom. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 24 Jan. 2024 Not so with old-timey train robbers, who were notedly homicidal, with a penchant for explosives. Malia Wollan, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2024 Don’t miss Cork & Cap, the dinner-only restaurant with plush leather banquettes, a rustic bar, a seasonal outdoor patio, and brick and stone walls for a rural, old-timey feel. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 18 Jan. 2024 For activities of a more active kind, the camp can organize rafting trips down the Mo Chu river; treks through the surrounding valleys; and mountain bike bike rides to the old-timey villages dotting the hillsides. Chris Schalkx, Travel + Leisure, 4 Jan. 2024 The finest example yet of the recent mania for modern vernacular in old-timey settings, Monahon’s play was comic line by line, but the cumulative effect was horror. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2023 Blaine and Kurt perform this as a part of the old-timey, black-and-white local TV special, with a big band vibe that perfectly fits the set. Vulture, 19 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of old-timey was in 1850

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“Old-timey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/old-timey. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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