the Stone Age


: the oldest period in which human beings are known to have existed : the age during which humans made and used stone tools
often used figuratively to suggest something outmoded
His political ideas are from the Stone Age.I'm still using a Stone Age computer.

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Recent Examples on the Web The 2023 Roskilde Festival in Denmark will feature headlining sets from Blur, Kendrick Lamar, Queens of the Stone Age, Christine and the Queens, Rosalía and others. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 28 Feb. 2023

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“The Stone Age.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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