old·​ie ˈōl-dē How to pronounce oldie (audio)
: one that is old
especially : a popular song of an earlier day

Example Sentences

This recipe's an oldie and a favorite in my family.
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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 26 Jan. 2023.

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