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Definition of "old-fashioned" []

  • Of a style or method formerly in vogue; outdated. (adjective)
  • Attached to or favoring methods, ideas, or customs of an earlier time: old-fashioned parents. (adjective)
  • A cocktail made of whiskey, bitters, sugar, and fruit. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "old-fashioned" in a sentence
  • ""That's what you call an old-fashioned pitchers duel, I guess," Weaver said."
  • "The book, which is aimed at children aged nine to 11, is described as an "old-fashioned fable in a modern setting"."
  • "These days doctors don’t smoke while they’re treating you, but Shrager was what was known as an old-fashioned family doctor even then."