old-hat

old hat

noun
1.
old-fashioned; dated.
2.
trite from having long been used or known.

Origin:
1745–55

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old hat
 
adj
(postpositive) old-fashioned or trite

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old hat
"out of date," first recorded 1911. As a noun phrase, however, it had a different sense in 18c. The "Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue" (1796) defines it as, "a woman's privities, because frequently felt."
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old hat definition


Obsolete, old-fashioned: “Get with it, Murray; your methods are strictly old hat.”

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