What Does GOLDEN OLDIE Mean?

What Does GOLDEN OLDIE Mean?

This video explains the meaning of GOLDEN OLDIE. This phrase was commonly used for old, popular songs and movies but now it has a more general use.

The video provides 4 examples of GOLDEN OLDIE in modern culture. Illustrations are provided and sentence examples so the student can form a strong mental association with the phrase containing GOLDEN OLDIE and the picture.

Understand the modern meaning of GOLDEN OLDIE and increase your knowledge of everyday English.

Here is a transcript of the video . . . What is a GOLDEN OLDIE?

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Definition: anything old, long-established, and well-liked which is still popular

Background: The word ‘oldie’ was used in the 1940s to refer to an old song or film. The term ‘golden oldie’ became popular in the 1960s when DJ’s would use this term frequently to refer to an old song that was still much loved, hence golden, indicating value.

The term ‘golden oldie’ is now used generally for anything that is old and still popular. It is even used sometimes as an affectionate term for elderly people.

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There is still a market for golden oldies as indicated by this advertisement.

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Tony Blackburn was a BBC Radio 1 DJ who started his career in the 1960s and often had a slot on his show for golden oldies.

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On April 14, 1994, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) made its debut, showing golden oldies, and it has remained popular ever since.

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A couple of golden oldies made it to the finish line!

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So remember a GOLDEN OLDIE can be used for  anything old, long-established, and well-liked which is still popular, especially songs or movies.

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Slide 6 – elderly couple
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