Meaning of “old-fashioned” in the English Dictionary

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"old-fashioned" in British English

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old-fashionedadjective

uk /ˌəʊldˈfæʃ.ənd/ us /ˌoʊldˈfæʃ.ənd/ mainly disapproving

B1 not modern; belonging to or typical of a time in the past:

old-fashioned clothes/ideas/furniture
She's very old-fashioned in her outlook.

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  • Politicians are seen as old-fashioned, corrupt and self-serving.
  • It sounded like the whistle of an old-fashioned steam train.
  • They have a very old-fashioned management structure.
  • Rural areas have been traditionally thought of as a stronghold of old-fashioned attitudes.
  • Call me old-fashioned, but I like handwritten letters.

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

"old-fashioned" in American English

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old-fashionedadjective

us /ˈoʊldˈfæʃ·ənd/

not modern; belonging to or typical of a time in the past:

old-fashioned clothes/ideas/music
She’s old-fashioned (= her views are typical of the past, not the present).

(Definition of “old-fashioned” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)