belonging to or characteristic of old or former times, methods, ideas, etc.:
old-time sailing ships; an old-time piano player.
being long established:
(prenominal) of or relating to a former time; old-fashioned: old-time dancing
1824, from old + time (n.). Related: Old-timey (1850).
- Old-time dance
noun 1. (Brit) a formal or formation dance, such as the lancers
[ohld-tahy-mer] /ˈoʊldˈtaɪ mər/ noun, Informal. 1. a person whose residence, membership, or experience began long ago and has been continuing for a considerable length of time; veteran. 2. an old person. 3. an old-fashioned person or thing. noun 1. a person who has been in a certain place, occupation, etc, for a long time 2. […]
- Old-time religion
noun phrase The tried-and-true way of doing things; hallowed wisdom: that horse-trading, your bill for mine, was part of the old-time religion/ If Cuomo does run, he will have money, eloquence, labor unions and the power of old-time Democratic religion behind him [1930s+; fr the hymn tune ”Give me that old-time religion”]
adjective Old-fashioned, esp in a pleasant and nostalgic way: dripping with old-timey decorations (1850+)