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Definition 1: out of fashion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where old-hat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a suit of rather antique appearance
  • demode (or outmoded) attire
  • outmoded ideas

Synonyms for old-hat in the sense of this definition

(old-hat is similar to ...) not in accord with or not following current fashion

"unfashionable clothes" "melodrama of a now unfashionable kind"

Definition 2: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where old-hat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bromidic sermons
  • his remarks were trite and commonplace
  • hackneyed phrases
  • a stock answer
  • repeating threadbare jokes
  • parroting some timeworn axiom
  • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'

Synonyms for old-hat in the sense of this definition

(old-hat is similar to ...) not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual

"the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations" "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"

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