oldie

noun

old·​ie ˈōl-dē How to pronounce oldie (audio)
: 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 Both of those oldies from the 1970s ranked among 2023’s 10 best-selling vinyl titles. Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, 16 Apr. 2024 As Top 40 oldies played, chef Masa worked alongside his skilled second-in-command, Kei Oura, and the vibe was chill. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 All of these oldie but goodies arrive on Prime Video on March 1. John Archer, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 On a paved area a few paces from Bird’s table, a large speaker booms oldies — James Brown, Barry White, the O’Jays — while joyous attendees two-step with a partner or by themselves. Mitchell S. Jackson, New York Times, 20 Dec. 2023 Legendary Wear Matte Lipstick in Elson 4 Another possibility is an oldie but a goodie: Dragon Girl by Nars. Ariana Yaptangco, Glamour, 30 Jan. 2024 The group reunited again for a 1989 oldies concert in New Jersey, their final show together. Gavin Edwards, New York Times, 22 Jan. 2024 The oldies often have the best stories to tell, and this German grande dame, with nearly 300 years of history, is up there with the best. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 5 Jan. 2024 Amid a red-and-green light show that kept Pepco paid, the three-hour program showcased pop’s youth movement, along with a few acts whose hits already feel like oldies. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 12 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oldie was in 1874

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“Oldie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oldie. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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