horse-and-buggy


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horse-and-buggy

adj
(of technology, practices or methods) very old-fashioned or primitive

horse′-and-bug′gy



adj.
1. of or pertaining to the last few generations preceding the invention of the automobile.
2. old-fashioned; outmoded.
[1925–30, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.horse-and-buggy - relating to the time before automobiles (and other inventions) changed the way people lived in industrialized nations
nonmodern - not modern; of or characteristic of an earlier time
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