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old fashioned

noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letters) a cocktail made with whiskey, bitters, water, and sugar, and garnished with citrus-fruit slices and a cherry.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05

old-fashioned

[ohld-fash-uh nd] /ˈoʊldˈfæʃ ənd/
adjective
1.
of a style or kind that is no longer in vogue:
an old-fashioned bathing suit.
2.
favored or prevalent in former times:
old-fashioned ideas.
3.
having the conservative behavior, ways, ideas, or tastes of earlier times:
a delightfully old-fashioned gentleman.
Origin
1645-55
Related forms
old-fashionedly, adverb
old-fashionedness, noun
Synonyms
1. outmoded, obsolete. See ancient1 .
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British Dictionary definitions for old fashioned

old-fashioned

adjective
1.
belonging to, characteristic of, or favoured by former times; outdated: old-fashioned ideas
2.
favouring or adopting the dress, manners, fashions, etc, of a former time
3.
quizzically doubtful or disapproving: she did not reply, but gave him an old-fashioned look
4.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) old for one's age: an old-fashioned child
noun
5.
a cocktail containing spirit, bitters, fruit, etc
Derived Forms
old-fashionedly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for old fashioned

old-fashioned

adj.

1590s, "in an outdated style," from old + past participle of fashion (v.). As a type of cocktail, attested from 1901, American English.

Old Fashioned Tom Gin Cocktail Mix same as Holland Gin Old Fashioned Cocktail using Old Tom gin in place of Holland [George J. Kappeler, "Modern American Drinks," Akron, Ohio, 1900]

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