oldie

noun
old·​ie | \ˈōl-dē \

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

July 12 will bring the Bill O’Connell Big Band to Oak Brook, featuring songs from the oldies to the more modern, with contemporary arrangements of traditional big band songs. Chuck Fieldman, chicagotribune.com, "Oak Brook summer concert series underway," 1 July 2018 At the age of 74, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer continues to remain active while avoiding becoming an oldies act. Dave Gil De Rubio, Detroit Free Press, "Roger Daltrey teams with DSO for Meadow Brook performance of 'Tommy'," 3 July 2018 One of the greatest divides is generational; that will hardly heal if oldies sit out the experience. The Economist, "If national service is so good, everyone should do it," 5 July 2018 Just a mile east of the lake is Bulldog Brewery in Whiting, a picturesque town that during one of my visits last summer was playing oldies through speakers mounted to buildings along the main drag. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, "Take a chill ride to northwest Indiana—and its two-dozen breweries," 22 June 2018 The Elderly Brothers in concert: Friday, May 18, at 1 p.m. Long-time popular solo artists T-Bone Stankus and Brian Gillie have teamed up as the Elderly Brothers, serving up oldies rock 'n' roll. Courant Community, "Community News For The East Hartford Edition," 15 May 2018 Russell, who since early 2017 has held down the 5:30-9 a.m. shift on oldies outlet WOGL-FM (98.1), has certainly moved up and down the dial. Chuck Darrow, Philly.com, "WOGL's Marilyn Russell celebrates 25 years on the air," 3 Apr. 2018 But with her distinctive guitar playing and her voice still sweet, Lynn has for years been a beloved draw on the oldies circuit nationally, with a particularly fervent following in east Texas. Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, "Empress of Gulf Coast Soul Barbara Lynn receives NEA honor," 20 June 2018 The Elderly Brothers in concert: Friday, May 18, at 1 p.m. Long-time popular solo artists T-Bone Stankus and Brian Gillie have teamed up as the Elderly Brothers, serving up oldies rock 'n' roll. Courant Community, "Community News For The East Hartford Edition," 15 May 2018

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1874, in the meaning defined above

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oldie

noun

English Language Learners Definition of oldie

: someone or something that is not new

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