Definition of age-old adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

age-old

 adjective
adjective
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
[usually before noun]
 
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having existed for a very long time an age-old custom/problemExtra examples All the villagers followed the age-old custom of taking a siesta after lunch. How do you tackle the age-old problem of corruption in politics? The city is the centre of an age-old civilization.
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