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horse-and-buggy

[hawrs-uh n-buhg-ee] /ˈhɔrs ənˈbʌg i/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the last few generations preceding the invention of the automobile:
vivid recollections of horse-and-buggy days.
2.
old-fashioned; outmoded:
horse-and-buggy methods.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism
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Examples for horse-and-buggy
  • If you can afford it, treat your brood to a horse-and-buggy ride.
  • In those horse-and-buggy days, these cities didn't have sewage treatment or even indoor plumbing.
  • Portions of the parkway's original alignment were designed for horse-and-buggy speeds.
Slang definitions & phrases for horse-and-buggy

horse-and-buggy

adjective

Old-fashioned: a horse-andbuggy leisureliness (1927+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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