Any kind (of a person or thing) in general. You don't need to buy the expensive stuff, any old laundry detergent works just fine. You can wear any old thing tonight, it's not a fancy event. I don't want any old fool filling this position, I want the best of the best!
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No particular, whichever or whatever, as in Any old brand of detergent suits me. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
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