Definition of vintage adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈvɪntɪdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪntɪdʒ//
    [only before noun] The fashion world, Types of vehicle
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  1. 1vintage wine is of very good quality and has been stored for several years
  2. 2(British English) (of a vehicle) made between 1919 and 1930 and admired for its style and interest a vintage rally (= for vehicles of this type) compare veteran car See related entries: Types of vehicle
  3. 3typical of a period in the past and of high quality; the best work of the particular person a collection of vintage designs vintage TV drama The opera is vintage Rossini. See related entries: The fashion world
  4. 4vintage year a particularly good and successful year 2008 was not a vintage year for the movies.
  5. Word Originlate Middle English: alteration (influenced by vintner) of earlier vendage, from Old French vendange, from Latin vindemia (from vinum ‘wine’ + demere ‘remove’).
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