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



    BrE BrE//ˌəʊld ˈfæʃnd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊld ˈfæʃnd//
    (sometimes disapproving) The fashion world
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  1. 1  not modern; no longer fashionable synonym dated old-fashioned clothes/styles/methods/equipment compare fashionable See related entries: The fashion world
  2. 2  (of a person) believing in old or traditional ways; having traditional ideas My parents are old-fashioned about relationships and marriage. She wants to be an old-fashioned mother, staying at home and looking after the children.
  3. Extra examples At heart, it’s just a good old-fashioned detective story. Call me old-fashioned, but I still believe in good manners. His clothes were curiously old-fashioned. It was plain old-fashioned instinct, the gut feeling that something was wrong. She’s somewhat old-fashioned in her attitudes. Wearing a hat is now regarded as rather old-fashioned. It was a lovely little old-fashioned cafe. My parents are old-fashioned about marriage and relationships. The bedroom was full of heavy old-fashioned furniture. Working methods in the department were ridiculously old-fashioned until we went over to computers.
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