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 In it, two dozen singer-guitarists, all women or nonbinary, were stationed along the length of the ramp and performed golden-oldie pop love songs for hours at a time. New York Times, 29 July 2021 Flashlight tag is an oldie but goodie and will have parents giggling like schoolgirls along with their kids. Orlando Sentinel Staff, orlandosentinel.com, 28 May 2021 Starting off right, Kalisway drops in an oldie and a goodie from Solange. Kevin L. Clark, Essence, 23 Apr. 2021 The biggest debut for new album that wasn’t a re-recording of an oldie belonged to Brockhampton. Elias Leight, Rolling Stone, 19 Apr. 2021 Portal 2 is an oldie but a goodie, and one of the most influential puzzle games in video game history. Lindsay Tigar, CNN Underscored, 6 Apr. 2021 That meant no Chevy Cobalt, the newest American entry in the class, and no Ford Focus, an oldie for sure but also a five-time 10Best Cars winner. Patrick Bedard, Car and Driver, 18 Nov. 2020 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, 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, 29 July 2020

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First Known Use of oldie

1874, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries Near oldie

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Old Indo-Aryan

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3 Aug 2021

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“Oldie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oldie. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of oldie

: someone or something that is not new

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