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Old Town Road

adjective; other word formation type
To act “country” or stereotypically Southern. Usually used to describe someone who is acting “country” but typically does not, just as trap music was blended with country (for Old Town Road) when it usually is not.
 
Old Town Road was originally the title of a popular country-trap single, and then became an adjective to describe someone acting country (eponymy).
Etymology : ​Old Town Road was independently released in December, 2018, but only gained popularity and was re-released by major record label in March 2019, so this is most likely the first time English-speakers were exposed to the phrase in general. Usage of Old Town Road as an adjective must have occurred sometime after this, but it is unknown exactly when.
Source : Girl 1: I’m thinking about buying some cowboy boots. Girl 2: Cowboy boots? You’re being really old town road right now. (Conversation overheard in class, 8/14/2019)
Last modified: 13 December 2019


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