ye olde


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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.
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