Old-fashioned or old fashion

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Old-fashioned is an adjective which describes something done in a style of times past or more suitable for times past. Old-fashioned may refer to dress, manners or customs that were more suitable to an earlier period of history. Old-fashioned may also refer to a conservative point of view. As a noun, an old-fashioned refers to an alcoholic beverage which contains whiskey, sugar, bitters and pieces of fruit. Occasionally one sees old fashioned without the hyphen, but dictionaries list old-fashioned with a hyphen.

Old fashion is a corruption of the term old-fashioned. It is often seen in the names of businesses, presumably to foster an idea of simpler times and basic, uncomplicated values. In truth, old fashion is not grammatically correct.


Netflix holiday special delivers old-fashioned fun, seasonal songs and mirthful Murrayness (The Winnipeg Free Press)

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will host an “Old-Fashioned Family Holiday Festival” Saturday, Dec. 5, from 2-7 p.m. (The Courier Journal)

Old-fashioned tolerance could help heal divided India (The Financial Times)

5 things to know today, and get ready for an old-fashioned Portland mayoral campaign (The Portland Business Journal)

Downtown Minot welcomed in the Christmas season Friday in old-fashioned style, with wagon rides, cookies with Santa and the annual lighting of the Christmas tree. (The Minot Daily News)

The old-fashioned whiskey cocktail, as it was then called, is recorded as a well-established drink as early as 1895, when a recipe for it was included in George Kappeler’s book Modern American Drinks. (The South China Morning POst)

Canton Main Street will host the eight annual Old Fashioned Christmas Walk from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in Jones Park and the downtown Canton area. (The Journal Star)

Most of them have moved inside to shopping malls and we prefer to have ours the good old fashion way. (Fort Saskatchewan Record)