old school tie: Meaning and Definition of

old' school" tie'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a necktie striped in the colors of a specific English public school, esp. as worn by a graduate to indicate his educational background.
  2. an alumnus of an English public school.
  3. the clannishness and conservative manners, dress, and attitudes associated with students and graduates of the English public schools.
  4. snobbishness, clannishness, or extreme conservatism.
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