olde-worlde


olde-worlde
British & Australian a place that is olde-worlde looks very old or has been made to look old in a way that seems false.

It's a sweet little village, full of olde-worlde charm.

They own a dreadful olde-worlde tea-shop with fake wooden beams and lace everywhere.


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  • olde-worlde — olde world|e [ˌəuldi ˈwə:ldi US ˌouldi ˈwə:r ] adj BrE informal a place that is olde worlde has been decorated so that it looks old fashioned ▪ an olde worlde pub …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • olde-worlde — /ōl di wûrldˈi/ adjective (informal) Self consciously imitative of the past or supposed past • • • Main Entry: ↑old * * * olde worlde UK [ˌəʊldi ˈwɜː(r)ldi] US [ˌoʊld ˈwɜrldi] adjective british informal made to look traditional or old fashioned… …   Useful english dictionary

  • olde worlde — [[t]o͟ʊldi wɜ͟ːldi[/t]] ADJ GRADED Olde worlde is used to describe places and things that are or seem to be from an earlier period of history, and that look interesting or attractive. [BRIT] ...the quaint olde worlde part of town... There is an… …   English dictionary

  • olde worlde — adjective attractively old fashioned (but not necessarily authentic) houses with quaint thatched roofs a vaulted roof supporting old time chimney pots • Syn: ↑old time, ↑quaint • Similar to: ↑fashionable, ↑stylish …   Useful english dictionary

  • olde-worlde — adjective BrE informal a place that is olde worlde has been decorated so that it looks old fashioned: an olde worlde country pub …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • olde-worlde — UK [ˌəʊldɪ ˈwɜː(r)ldɪ] / US [ˌoʊld ˈwɜrldɪ] adjective British informal made to look traditional or old fashioned in style …   English dictionary

  • olde-worlde — /oʊldi ˈwɜldi / (say ohldee werldee) adjective excessively quaint or old fashioned. {pseudo archaic form of old world} …   Australian English dictionary

  • olde worlde —  Facet, adj. phrase to describe self conscious attempt at creating artificially an appearance or atmosphere of the past …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • olde — (also olde worlde) ► ADJECTIVE pseudo archaic ▪ old fashioned in a way that is intended to be attractively quaint …   English terms dictionary

  • olde — [əʊld, əʊldi] (also Brit. olde worlde) adjective pseudo archaic old fashioned in a way that is intended to be attractively quaint: Ye Olde Tea Shoppe …   English new terms dictionary