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oldy

[ohl-dee] /ˈoʊl di/
noun, plural oldies.
1.

oldie

or oldy

[ohl-dee] /ˈoʊl di/
noun, Informal.
1.
a popular song, joke, movie, etc., that was in vogue at a time in the past.
Origin of oldie
1870-1875
1870-75; old + -ie
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  • "I only hope he won't be an oldy old widower," said Della thoughtfully.

    Ethel Morton's Holidays Mabell S. C. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for oldy

oldie

/ˈəʊldɪ/
noun (informal)
1.
an old person or thing
2.
(Austral) a parent: children and their oldies
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Word Origin and History for oldy

oldie

n.

"an old person," 1874; "an old tune or film," 1940, from old + -ie. Related: Oldies, which is attested by 1961 as a radio format.

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Slang definitions & phrases for oldy

oldie

noun

An old thing or person, esp an old song, movie, or story: Our pet oldie concerns the India rubber skin man/ as good as a W C Fields oldie

Related Terms

golden oldie

[1930s+; the late pianist Eubie Blake dated this phrase from about 1900]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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