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- IPA: /ˈædɪdʒ/
adage (plural adages)
- An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use.
- An old saying, which has been overused or considered a cliché; a trite maxim.
- “Like the poor cat i’ th’ adage” (Lady MacBeth)
From Latin adagium.