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Very old or antiquated in appearance or atmosphere. Sometimes said of places or things artificially made to look this way. The cobbled streets and Georgian architecture add to the town's olde-worlde authenticity. They seem a bit tacky now, but I loved the olde-worlde trappings of renaissance fairs when I was a kid.

ye olde

cliché Used to suggest or imitate a medieval or old-fashioned name, as of shops, restaurants, pubs, etc. A corrupted spelling of the Old English phraseþe olde, which translates in modern English to "The Old." There's a place in town called Ye Olde Sweete Shoppe that sells the best saltwater taffy around.
See also: olde, ye
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