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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ohl-dee]
    • /ˈoʊl di/
    • /ˈəʊl.di/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ohl-dee]
    • /ˈoʊl di/

Definitions of oldie word

  • noun oldie a popular song, joke, movie, etc., that was in vogue at a time in the past. 1
  • noun oldie An old song, film, or television program that is still well known or popular. 1
  • noun oldie elderly person 1
  • noun oldie sth popular in the past 1
  • countable noun oldie You can refer to something such as an old song or film as an oldie, especially when you think it is still good. 0
  • countable noun oldie Oldie is also an adjective. 0

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Origin of oldie

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
First recorded in 1870-75; old + -ie

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Parts of speech for Oldie


oldie popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

oldie usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for oldie

noun oldie

  • air — Air is the mixture of gases which forms the Earth's atmosphere and which we breathe.
  • anthem — An anthem is a song which is used to represent a particular nation, society, or group and which is sung on special occasions.
  • aria — An aria is a song for one of the leading singers in an opera or choral work.
  • ballad — A ballad is a long song or poem which tells a story in simple language.
  • canticle — a nonmetrical hymn, derived from the Bible and used in the liturgy of certain Christian churches

adjective oldie

  • old — far advanced in the years of one's or its life: an old man; an old horse; an old tree.
  • elderly — (of a person) old or aging.
  • ancient — Ancient means very old, or having existed for a long time.
  • antediluvian — Antediluvian things are old or old-fashioned.
  • antiquated — If you describe something as antiquated, you are criticizing it because it is very old or old-fashioned.

Antonyms for oldie

adjective oldie

  • fresh — newly made or obtained: fresh footprints.
  • modern — of or relating to present and recent time; not ancient or remote: modern city life.
  • new — other than the former or the old: a new era; in the New World.
  • recent — of late occurrence, appearance, or origin; lately happening, done, made, etc.: recent events; a recent trip.
  • up-to-date — (of persons, buildings, etc.) keeping up with the times, as in outlook, information, ideas, appearance, or style.

Top questions with oldie

  • who sings try me oldie?
  • who sings i belong to you oldie?

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