old-fashioned

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Etymology[edit]

old + fashioned

Adjective[edit]

old-fashioned (comparative more old-fashioned, superlative most old-fashioned)

  1. Of a thing, outdated or no longer in vogue.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path […]. It twisted and turned, [] and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn. And, back of the lawn, was a big, old-fashioned house, with piazzas stretching in front of it, and all blazing with lights.
    My bike is old-fashioned but it gets me around.
  2. Of a person, preferring the customs of earlier times.
    You can’t stay the night, because my parents are a bit old-fashioned.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Said of all kinds of things including words, houses, places, chimneys, character traits, cookware, education, music, or style.

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Noun[edit]

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old-fashioned (plural old-fashioneds)

  1. A whiskey-based cocktail