Definition of old-worldly in English:

old-worldly

adjective

  • Characteristic or reminiscent of the old world: (a) quaint, old-fashioned; (b) European rather than North American in character.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Scribner's Monthly. From old world + -ly, after worldly.

Pronunciation

old-worldly

/ˌəʊl(d)ˈwəːldli/