1) ADJ: ADJ n If you describe something as old-time, you mean that it was common in the past but is not common now.

...an old-time dance hall which still has a tea dance on Monday afternoons.

2) ADJ: ADJ n You can use old-time before the name of someone's job to show that they do their job in the way it was done in the past.

The effect of that singing, as the old-time reporters used to say, was electrical.

...like an old-time sailor climbing the rigging.

English dictionary. 2008.


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