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old-fashioned, old fashioned, old fashion

The standard Canadian spelling for the adjective is old–fashioned, though the spellings old–fashion and old fashion are sometimes seen in advertising.

  • Jessie accused her parents of being old–fashioned (behind the times).
  • Kendra and Jean–Pierre live in an old–fashioned house in downtown Kelowna.

The cocktail, a noun, is an old fashioned or an old–fashioned, as is the style of glassware in which this drink is served.

  • Aubrey poured old fashioneds for his guests at the wedding reception.
  • The orange juice was served like a cocktail in old–fashioned glasses.