old school | old-school
Meaning: from a previous period, and usually highly-regarded
- I like the Nintendo games that are old school the best, like Mario.
- That song is an example of old-school rap at its best!
Usually describes something from a previous generation or period of an art form, a technology, or a style, that's seen as being an important step in its development, such as "old school hip hop", "old school anime", "old school software", and so on.
The tracks she played were old school. They were made
- by old people using old equipment
- when she was still at school
- over ten years ago