1. Norms, morals, a way of life that is no longer applicable to current social life-styles.
2. A noun describing the way things used to be.
3. Trends, fads, and toys that used to be cool, but are now considered out of style.
1. Having sexual relations with family is a totally old school way of thinking.
2. Men who think being in bed with their family is acceptable, is completely old school.
3. Wearing bell bottom pants, is totally old school.
4. Playing with Pogs and watching Power Rangers is old school.
Anything that is from an earlier era and looked upon with high regard or respect. Can be used to refer to music, clothing, language, or anything really.
Client: We have three PC's running MS-Dos 6.
Consultant: Shi'...that's old school.
Anything that refers to a previous generation of a subject/idea/object/etc. Typically, they are highly regarded and sometimes the very thing that started it all.
Guy: Damn, Super Mario Bros. The gameplay is old school.
Kid: These graphics suck. Where is the life meter?
Guy: What you say boy? *five across the eye*
from back in the day
Alphonse was feelin the old school hiphop flavas
A positive appellation referring to when things weren't flashy but empty of substance, were done by hard work, didn't pander to the lowest common denominator, and required real skill. Labour-saving devices, shortcuts that reduce quality and quitting before the task is done are not characteristics of "old school."
In reference to computer games, refers to a game that had substantial playability without flashy graphics or eye candy. Old school gamers appreciate difficult maneuvers, careful planning, and scorched earth policies.
In reference to role-playing games, old school refers to games that tested players' wits, could kill off careless characters, and required dedication and inner strength to play. Old school games didn't pander to the ideas that everyone is created equal, that all options are open to all races, that the markets were somehow free, and that a quasi-medieval society could have near 100% literacy.
See also classic.
"What's your favorite computer game?"
"Old School, man!"
HackMaster: old school gaming. Who's watching your back?
1. Music from back in the day, the last decate and before.
2. A. Some thing that past is time or it's fashion, or
B. a bring back memory of of a thing in the respectable way.
1. Rappers Delight is Ol' School.
2. A. Phist is Ol' School.
B. NWA is the ol' school that still hot today.
2) As Before (as something was done, said, etc.)
1) Those shoes are so old school!
2) We're just kickin' it ol' school!
The term old school is of English origin and dates back to at least the 19th Century and is used to denote something that is considered to be out of date with currents trends/ideas and thinking. An early example of the term can be found in the Charles Dickens novel Bleak House (first published 1852).
Description of Mr. Tulkinghorn from the novel Bleak House. "He is of what is called the old school—a phrase generally meaning any school that seems never to have been young".