What does old-fashioned mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. old fashioned(adj)

    a cocktail made of whiskey and bitters and sugar with fruit slices

  2. antique, demode, ex, old-fashioned, old-hat(p), outmoded, passe, passee(adj)

    out of fashion

    "a suit of rather antique appearance"; "demode (or outmoded) attire"; "outmoded ideas"


  1. old-fashioned(n.)

    A cocktail consisting of whiskey, bitters, and sugar, garnished with with fruit slices and often a cherry.


  1. old-fashioned(Noun)

    A whiskey-based cocktail

  2. old-fashioned(Adjective)

    Of a thing, outdated or no longer in vogue.

    My bike is old-fashioned but it gets me around.

  3. old-fashioned(Adjective)

    Of a person, preferring the customs of earlier times.

    You canu2019t stay the night, because my parents are a bit old-fashioned.

  4. Origin: old + fashioned

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'old-fashioned' in Adjectives Frequency: #914


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of old-fashioned in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of old-fashioned in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Simon Robey:

    I'm not a deal junkie, I'm probably a rather old-fashioned corporate financier.

  2. Professor Kennedy:

    I think however smart you are, experience matters, i ’m old fashioned that way.

  3. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine:

    This is an old-fashioned, cold-blooded, calculated massacre of eight human beings.

  4. Justice Antonin Scalia:

    We're just old-fashioned Catholics, playing what used to be known as 'Vatican Roulette,'.

  5. George Santayana:

    For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned.

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