- of a style or kind that is no longer in vogue: an old-fashioned bathing suit.
- favored or prevalent in former times: old-fashioned ideas.
- having the conservative behavior, ways, ideas, or tastes of earlier times: a delightfully old-fashioned gentleman.
- (sometimes initial capital letters) a cocktail made with whiskey, bitters, water, and sugar, and garnished with citrus-fruit slices and a cherry.
- belonging to, characteristic of, or favoured by former times; outdatedold-fashioned ideas
- favouring or adopting the dress, manners, fashions, etc, of a former time
- quizzically doubtful or disapprovingshe did not reply, but gave him an old-fashioned look
- Scot and Northern English dialect old for one’s agean old-fashioned child
- a cocktail containing spirit, bitters, fruit, etc
adj.1590s, “in an outdated style,” from old + past participle of fashion (v.). As a type of cocktail, attested from 1901, American English. Old Fashioned Tom Gin Cocktail Mix same as Holland Gin Old Fashioned Cocktail using Old Tom gin in place of Holland [George J. Kappeler, “Modern American Drinks,” Akron, Ohio, 1900]