old hat definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- old-fashioned; out-of-date
- well-known or familiar to the point of being trite or commonplace
old hat definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjectiveThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Behind the times; old-fashioned: Last year's styles will be old hat soon.
- Overused; trite: That prank is old hat.
old hat - Cultural Definition
Obsolete, old-fashioned: “Get with it, Murray; your methods are strictly old hat.”