Definition of Old-hat

1. Adjective. Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse. "The trite metaphor `hard as nails'"




2. Adjective. Out of fashion. "Outmoded ideas"
Exact synonyms: Antique, Demode, Ex, Old-fashioned, Outmoded, Passe, Passee
Similar to: Unfashionable, Unstylish
Derivative terms: Old-fashionedness

Definition of Old-hat

1. Adjective. See old hat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Old-hat

olanzapine
olaparib
olation
old
old(a)
old-age insurance
old-age pension
old-age pensioner
old-boy network
old-fashioned
old-fashionedly
old-fashionedness
old-field toadflax
old-growth forest
old-growth stand
old-hat (current term)
old-hat(p)
old-line
old-maid's bonnet
old-maidish
old-maidism
old-maidisms
old-man
old-man-of-the-woods
old-men
old-oil
old-school
old-sweat
old-sweats
old-time

Literary usage of Old-hat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Canada: The Country, Its People, Religions, Politics, Rulers, and Its ...by J. T. MacAdam by J. T. MacAdam (1882)
"... THE OLD HAT. I had a hat it was not all a hat—part of the rim was gone, yet still I wore it on, and people wondered as I passed; some turned to gaze, ..."

2. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1853)
"In the description of Grumio, in the second scene of the third act of this play, Biondello has always hitherto been made to say that he has an old hat, ..."

3. The Lives of the Chief Justices of England by John Campbell Campbell, Joseph Arnould (1878)
"He always carried into Court with him the very old hat and the comparatively spruce wig, or the very old wig and the comparatively spruce hat. ..."

4. The Great Revolution of 1840 by Anthony Banning Norton (1888)
"When my old hat was new, of Richard Rush 'twas said, To figure well among the Feds he wore a black cockade; Deny this Locos, if you please, for every word ..."

5. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"OLD HAT, subs. phr. (venery).— See quots. and MONOSYLLABLE. 1754. ... I shall conclude this learned note with remarking that the term OLD HAT is used by the ..."

6. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1894)
"And her sister thought the little girl looked pretty in the old hat, and asked her to stand ... Agues had to put on the old hat several times on other days; ..."

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