Adjective "oldtime" definition and examples

Definitions and examples


Relating to or characteristic of the past; long-standing.
  1. 'These discussions are just variations on old-time advertising discussions, which assume that customers will buy your product if you interrupt them enough times.'
  2. 'The old-time reactionary press barons are a dying breed - he is probably the last of his kind.'
  3. 'In fact, ‘anti’ just about everything except those old-time, love-your-neighbour Christian issues: the death penalty and the freedom to bear arms.'
  4. 'The whole idea of talking openly and sharing your feelings is antithetical to the good old-time values of emotional repression on which this country was founded.'
  5. 'Strangely enough, De Lisle also is a remarkably good singer of old-time country songs, a skill she demonstrates on her heartbreakingly beautiful new record, The Graceful Ghost.'
  6. 'You had this piece of oratory tonight from Jessie, you know, the old-time stuff.'
  7. 'Not only the sugar, of course, but also the rum into which it was converted - a great favourite with old-time sailors and still popular with visitors today.'
  8. 'But 2002 was also a year in which careers suddenly moved backward and forward as if reputations were determined by a spin of the wheel in an old-time children's board game.'
  9. 'But it's not at all bad if you want that old-time radio feeling, as I often do. 11 MB is much crisper.'
  10. 'After the muscle-shocking sessions we drank wine and beer and got drunk and carried on like the old-time weight lifters back in the 1800s or early 1900s.'
  11. 'I wouldn't be without my Sky Plus, but I do occasionally come over all nostalgic when I think about old-time television.'
  12. 'The test marketing of the sadder-but-wiser Dean began Thursday morning with a well-attended rally in the old-time opera house in Lebanon.'
  13. 'In contrast, most DPP politicians are old-time democracy activists with ample campaign experience.'
  14. 'When the Anthology came out, there were eighty-two cuts, all the old-time stuff.'
  15. 'The Prime Minister who yesterday lectured us on the growth of bad manners dished it out to the old-time union chiefs and Old Labour dinosaurs.'
  16. 'What we have, in fact, is a collection of essays by people who are mostly not so much new technologists as old-time literary types (even if they are young-ish).'
  17. 'A stroll through Harlem with him is like a walk down memory lane as he points to abandoned and renovated sites that are historically dear to old-time residents of Harlem.'
  18. 'The old-time nanny was a gem to the children in her care.'
  19. 'The only problem is that the present weakness of civic society largely arises from the very measures those old-time socialists enacted with such determination.'
  20. 'He was a breath of fresh air after the chap I'd had before who died, an old-time Oxford don.'
  21. 'as far as old-time sounds go, he's the current Nashville kingpin'
  22. 'Still, the originals are mostly strong, and a few of the covers work surprisingly well when recast as old-time country pop tunes.'
  23. 'The Lee Valley String Band from Cork, regarded by many as one of Ireland's foremost exponents of bluegrass and old-time American music, were popular favourites on their first visit.'
  24. 'And there will be no shortage of traditional music and some old-time country songs to entertain the patrons.'
  25. 'He parted his hair on the side, wore his socks too high, and liked old-time country music.'
  26. 'If you are into old-time country and blues, and country blues, it should be a satisfying record.'
  27. 'Holland pursues an old-time Americana sound, without the academic self-consciousness or the intrusive musicianly flair that often soils such endeavours.'
  28. 'The bulk of the entertainment for the occasion was provided by local group, Whispers, who were a hit with their old-time waltzes and traditional music.'
  29. 'One of the bands will play pop music while the other will entertain diners with old-time swing classics.'
  30. 'Too many artists who go for an old-time country sound end up sounding corny and cartoonish, insulting their favourite music rather than paying tribute to it.'
  31. 'Apart from that, I'm getting ready for my first gig as an old-time fiddler, next weekend at the Tannehill Opry.'
  32. 'A special feature of the night will be an old-time waltzing contest, with a special trophy being presented in honour of Michael.'
  33. 'In later years he discovered a great love of dancing which included old-time dancing as well as set-dancing which he loved very much and excelled at in Meehans, Killorans and all the spots for the previous years of his life.'
  34. 'Duncan added that his father enjoyed old-time sequence dancing and crown green bowling.'
  35. 'Meanwhile, on Sunday everyone is welcome to an evening of old-time dancing at the Victoria Hall, in Grange-over-Sands, from 7.30-10 pm.'


1. belonging to or characteristic of old or former times, methods, ideas, etc.: old-time sailing ships; an old-time piano player.

2. being long established: old-time residents.

More examples(as adjective)

"hockeys can be oldtime."