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[lawng-tahym, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌtaɪm, ˈlɒŋ-/
existing, occurring, or continuing for a long period of time; longstanding:
longtime friends celebrating 50 years of association.
Origin of longtime
1575-85; long1 + time Unabridged
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  • Researchers say this longtime bane of offshore drilling is more cost-efficient than wind and solar.
  • The shifts have made some longtime residents uneasy.
  • In an effort to cut costs, the board let go longtime staff and adjusted benefits to the children of faculty.
  • longtime rap fans are doing the math and coming to the same conclusions as the music's voluminous critics.
  • longtime lurker, occasional past poster, registered with a new moniker.
  • Mousse is a longtime friend of shampoo, though she might not view it that way.
British Dictionary definitions for longtime


of long standing
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Word Origin and History for longtime

also long-time, 1580s, from long (adj.) + time (n.).

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