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Writing is not work. In fact, there's nothing better. Writing is something that if the music business went completely away tomorrow - radio stations quit existing and music quit being popular and it was old hat - I would still write songs.
Toby Keith

Meaning of "old hat" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OLD HAT

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OLD HAT

old fustic
old gentleman
old girl
Old Glory
old gold
old guard
old hand
Old Harry
Old High German
Old Icelandic
old identity
Old Irish
Old Kingdom
old lady
Old Latin
Old Low German
old maid
old man

WORDS THAT END LIKE OLD HAT

at the drop of a hat
black hat
bobble hat
cocked hat
cowboy hat
hard hat
high hat
I´ll eat my hat
knock into a cocked hat
my hat
out of a hat
party hat
pixie hat
red hat
safari hat
sailor hat
slouch hat
three-cornered hat
top hat
white hat

Synonyms and antonyms of old hat in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «old hat» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OLD HAT

Find out the translation of old hat to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of old hat from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «old hat» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

老帽
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sombrero viejo
570 millions of speakers

English

old hat
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पुरानी टोपी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قبعة قديمة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

старая шляпа
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chapéu velho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পুরানো টুপি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vieux chapeau
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Topi lama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ein alter Hut
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

古い帽子
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오래된 모자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lawas kupluk
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chiếc mũ cũ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பழைய தொப்பி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जुनी टोपी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

eski Şapka
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vecchio cappello
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

stary kapelusz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

стара капелюх
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pălărie vechi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παλιό καπέλο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ou hoed
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gammal hatt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gammelt hat
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of old hat

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OLD HAT»

The term «old hat» is regularly used and occupies the 97.569 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OLD HAT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about old hat

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4 QUOTES WITH «OLD HAT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word old hat.
1
Toby Keith
Writing is not work. In fact, there's nothing better. Writing is something that if the music business went completely away tomorrow - radio stations quit existing and music quit being popular and it was old hat - I would still write songs.
2
Tom Kite
The corporate outings were fun, but after doing them for 25 years, they got to be a little old hat.
3
Julia Quinn
Music videos may seem old hat now, but let me tell you, in the summer of 1981, MTV was indubitably the coolest thing ever invented. And the people who were in the videos... coolest people ever. No question.
4
Jerome Richardson
Hey, look at this guy Kenny G. with his thing, walking up and down the aisles of the concert hall and running off the stage and playing the same time. It's old hat!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OLD HAT»

Discover the use of old hat in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to old hat and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Old Hat New Hat
Illus. in full color. "Out shopping, the Bears look at frilly and silly hats, bumpy and lumpy ones. Offers slapstick humor and simple concepts of sizes and shape."--School Library Journal. From the Hardcover edition.
Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain, 2011
2
Old Hat, New Hat
Can the perfect old hat really be replaced by a new one?
Stan Berenstain, 1997
3
Keep Your Old Hat
Young children playing learn the necessity of compromise.
Anna Grossnickle Hines, 1987
4
Rosie's Hat
Because this isn't just any old hat. It can also be a toy for a dog, a hiding-place for a mouse, a frisbee for some children and a nest for some birds. Surely poor Rosie will never find her hat again . . . or will she?
Julia Donaldson, 2007
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The Great Revolution of 1840
When my old hat was new, of Richard Rush 'twas said, To figure well among the Feds he wore a black cockade; Deny this Locos, if you please, for every word is true, I knew full well old Dicky Rush, when my old hat was new. When my old hat  ...
Anthony Banning Norton, 1888
6
Tippecanoe Songs of the Log Cabin Boys and Girls of 1840
When my old hat was new, of Richard Rush 'twas said, To figure well among the Feds he wore a black cockade; Deny this Locos, if you please, for every word is true, I knew full well old Dicky Rush, when my old hat was new. When my old hat  ...
Anthony Banning Norton, 1888
7
William Cobbett and Rural Popular Culture
It wan when tint old hat wai new (hat sita noon my brow, O what a happy youth waa 1 when this old hat was new. "Tit almost Ibur-tcore years ago, the troth I will declare, When men conld take each others words, and thought it rcry fair, No notes ...
Ian Dyck, 1992
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The log cabin minstrel: or, Tippecanoe songster : containing ...
When this old hat was new, the people used to say, The best among the Democrats were Harrison and Clay ; The Locos now assume the name, a title most untrue, And most unlike their party name when this old hat was new. When this old hat ...
‎1840
9
John Hartley's Yorkshire Christmas annual
Poor old hat ! aw mun cast thee aside, For awr friendship has lasted too long ; Tho' lha still art mi comfort, an' once wor ... To >r old hat ! Poor old hat ! varry sooin it may be, Awst be scorned an' cast off like thisen ; An' be shoved aght o'lh' gate ...
10
Cara Mudah UN 09 B Ingg SMA/MA
In fact, Donald was very fond of his old hat, although he didn't mind getting a new one if Daisy paid for it. The trouble was this: there wasn't any hat in the shop that Donald liked. He tried many hats, but he felt that all the hats looked silly on him.
Tim Literatur Media Sukses

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OLD HAT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term old hat is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Forget Doom — now modders are moving Half-Life to smartwatches
... but with embedded devices becoming ever-more powerful, the ability to run code nearly 25 years old has become old hat. It's time for a new ... «ExtremeTech, Jul 15»
2
Ted Cruz tries to pull Trump card on Senate floor
... interested in defending a conservative whose supporters could be up for grabs later on in the campaign, because criticizing other GOP politicians is old hat. «NEWS.GNOM.ES, Jul 15»
3
REVIEW: 'Pixels' widens gap between good games, bad movies
It's almost old hat in this day and age to point out that some video games do a better job at storytelling than a lot of movies. We'll get back to this ... «Aurora Sentinel, Jul 15»
4
Hall of Fame: Xtra Heat earned her carrots
Elusive Heat (Elusive Quality) won the Geyser Spring Stakes and was second in the Grade 3 Old Hat Stakes, and another son, X Rated Cat ... «Daily Racing Form, Jul 15»
5
Labour's leadership crisis has turned into Game of Clones
Comparisons between real politicians and characters from Game of Thrones are a) old hat and b) generally inaccurate. But this one is uncanny. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
6
How to make an album on your smartphone
The idea of recording albums on tablets is old hat now and having a big-screened mobile phone means you can take the studio with you ... «TechRadar, Jul 15»
7
Trinidad and Tobago's Keshorn Walcott wins Pan Am javelin gold
... medallist Riley Dolezal of the United States (81.62) and Brazilian bronze medallist Julio Cesar de Oliveira (80.94). It was old hat to Walcott. «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
8
A Traveller's Tale from Kismayo, the Jerusalem of Somalia
I felt like an old hat, or an old shoe in a foot; very compliant and totally in place. That fear has evaporated like the few raindrops which has ... «Horseed Media, Jul 15»
9
MIKE ROSS: Interstellar Rodeo a hipper folk fest
It's as old hat to compare these two events as it is to point out that the Interstellar Rodeo, now in its fourth year, is not an actual rodeo – yet this is ... «Edmonton Sun, Jul 15»
10
Special Report Still Fronting for Fidel at the New York Times
... of ideological-intellectual insanity for Castro by the New York Times is old hat. The most insidious example was the infamous case of Herbert ... «American Spectator, Jul 15»

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