Meaning of “long-time” in the English Dictionary

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"long-time" in British English

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long-timeadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈlɒŋ.taɪm/ us /ˈlɑːŋ.taɪm/

C1 used to say that someone has been in a particular position for a long period:

A long-time friend of the chairman said she had expected the resignation.

More examples

  • He is a long-time supporter of the Labour party.
  • She is a long-time friend of the family.
  • Green, long-time editor of the journal, today announced his resignation.
  • She as his long-time business partner.
  • They are long-time supporters of the arts.

(Definition of “long-time” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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