Definition of Old Labour in US English:

Old Labour

(US Old Labor)

adjective

British
Politics
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Labour Party prior to the introduction of the internal reforms initiated by Neil Kinnock (party leader, 1983–92) and carried through by subsequent party leaders; exhibiting qualities or advocating policies associated with the Labour Party of this era.

noun

British
Politics
  • The Labour Party prior to the introduction of such internal reforms; that section of the Labour Party which actively opposed such reforms as an abandonment of socialist principles.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in The Guardian. From old + labour.

Pronunciation

Old Labour

/ˌəʊl(d) ˈleɪbə/