Share this entry

old year Line breaks: old year

Definition of old year in English:


The year just ended or just about to end.
Example sentences
  • Guests may cheer out the old year and celebrate the New Year with panoramic views of Tokyo Bay and the fireworks by Tokyo Disneyland.
  • At midnight tonight is the day that the new year dawns and the old year dies.
  • But in this part of the world Christmas marks the end of the work year, the end of the academic year and the end of the old year.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day doofus
Pronunciation: ˈduːfʌs
a stupid person