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This page is about the slang term oldie

Meaning: an old song, film, or TV show that's still enjoyed by many people

For example:

  • They might be oldies, but those early Stooges and Velvet Underground albums still sound really great.

  • Those early Kubrick movies like "Dr. Strangelove" and "2001: A Space Odyssey" are oldies by now, but they sure are goodies.

Quick Quiz:

Radio stations that only play oldies are probably not very popular with

a. older people

b. middle-aged people

c. hip teenagers

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Contributor: Matt Errey