old·​ie | \ ˈōl-dē How to pronounce oldie (audio) \

Definition of oldie

: one that is old especially : a popular song of an earlier day

Examples of oldie in a Sentence

This recipe's an oldie and a favorite in my family.
Recent Examples on the Web An oldie but goodie, CBS’s 20-years-and-counting reality competition series shows us the best (and, the worst) of human resilience. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "50 best TV shows to watch on Hulu right now, from 'Atlanta' to 'Buffy' and 'Mrs. America'," 31 July 2020 An oldie but a goodie — the adorable fish from everyone's favorite childhood movie are perfect for a simple yet fun group costume with your BFFs. Seventeen.com Editors, Seventeen, "44 Easy Disney Halloween Costumes That Will Make You Cry Tears of Nostalgia," 29 July 2020 Another oldie, but some classic performances help make this workplace sitcom, set at an FM radio station, more than just a blast from the past period piece. oregonlive, "Missing your co-workers? 14 TV workplace comedies to watch while staying home," 2 July 2020 Courtesy of Target Phase 10 is an oldie but a goodie. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "The Best 2-Player Card Games to Play While Social Distancing," 1 June 2020 These breweries are oldies, but goodies Beer lovers can find Sun Up Brewing Company in a small bungalow on Camelback Road. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "The ultimate beer-lover's guide to bars, breweries and taprooms in Phoenix," 18 Feb. 2020 Banos' eclectic style meshes a variety of genres including hip-hop, synth-pop, trap, psychedelic and oldies that have a classic throwback vibe similar to a 1950's Ritchie Valens song, but updated for a new generation of fans. Justino Aguila, Billboard, "Cuco Inks Seven-Figure Deal With Interscope After Lengthy Courtship, Bidding War: Exclusive," 12 Mar. 2019 This vaunted experimental company is now sharing some oldies but wackadoodlies free until May 15. New York Times, "Fire Up Your Laptop: A Curated Guide to Theater Now Online," 11 Apr. 2020 The Inglewood band Inner Wave has helped lead a renaissance of Latin indie rock influenced by oldies and the internet alike. Los Angeles Times, "Coachella was supposed to start on Friday. How crazy is that?," 9 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of oldie

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Oldie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oldie. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of oldie

informal : someone or something that is not new

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