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Slang

old hat

This page is about the slang term old hat

Meaning

old-fashioned, uninteresting, overly-familiar

For example

  • Wearing monster costumes to Halloween parties is so old hat. Let's do something different this year.

  • Don't you think that getting tattoos and piercings is a bit old hat by now? Why don't you do something else to decorate your body?

Quick Quiz

Something that is called "old hat" is probably NOT

a. new and exciting

b. dull and boring

c. old and uninteresting

Slang of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey