Definition of horse-and-buggy in English:

horse-and-buggy

adjective

North american
informal
  • [attributive] Old-fashioned.

    ‘horse-and-buggy technology’
    • ‘DJ Moby, in a post on his Web site, nailed it: ‘Record companies suing 12-year-old girls for file sharing is kind of like horse-and-buggy operators suing Henry Ford.’’
    • ‘When you invent a railroad, you need railroad-rules for it, not horse-and-buggy rules.’
    • ‘Tony Abott's avowed commitment to our horse-and-buggy Constitution will increasingly complicate his bid to been seen as a plausible leader for the 21st century.’
    • ‘In an era in which information and know-how are being dispersed and people are demanding a more direct say in decision making, the parliament looks like a horse-and-buggy institution.’
    • ‘The only superficial traits that set the Amish apart from the ‘normals ‘are their thick horse-and-buggy accents and the fact that they all cop to having limited educations.’’
    • ‘Have these things - have these political gatherings become like horse-and-buggy conventions?’
    • ‘Her ‘see, I told you so’ grin left me feeling like a chastised schoolgirl - or the last horse-and-buggy driver in town.’
    • ‘You know that even the Amish, in horse-and-buggy Pennsylvania, are secretly buying cell phones?’
    • ‘If Sponer's list forces her to remain focused on profits, Nichols's twelve criteria served to remind him of just what he didn't want to get into back in the early 1990s, when he was looking to start a company: a horse-and-buggy operation.’
    old-fashioned, outmoded, out of fashion, out of date, unfashionable, frumpish, frumpy, out of style, outdated, dated, out, outworn, old, former, dead, musty, old-time, old-world, behindhand, past, bygone, archaic, obsolescent, obsolete, ancient, antiquated, superannuated
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Pronunciation:

horse-and-buggy

/ˌhôrsənˈbəɡē/