time-tested

adjective time-test·ed \ -ˌtes-təd \

Definition of time-tested

:having effectiveness that has been proved over a long period of time
  • time-tested methods

First Known Use of time-tested

1930


TIME-TESTED Defined for English Language Learners

time-tested

adjective

Definition of time-tested for English Language Learners

  • : done or used for a long time and proved to be effective


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