An old flame is a person that somebody has had an emotional, usually passionate, relationship with, who is still looked on fondly and with affection.
I saw my old flame the other day and she looked great.
by Gataki January 24, 2009
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commonly used term for an ex lover, usually a female.
ah, shit. It's my old flame.
by Adrian February 18, 2006
a former lover, a former spouse
Her old flame was fond of Chardonnay.
by The Return of Light Joker August 12, 2009