ye olde

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ye olde

  1. Faux-archaic form of the old
    I'm not wasting my time going to lectures given by ye olde professor Jones.
    Ye Olde Coffee Shoppe.
  2. Pseudo-archaic, pertaining to a historically inaccurate invocation of pre-modern times.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Jocularly added as an adjective to modern nouns to indicate that something is either outmoded or comfortably old fashioned. See Etymology 2 of ye (the) for more on how the spelling arose.

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