Etymology
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nostalgic (adj.)

1806, "relating to, characteristic of, or affected with nostalgia, homesick," from nostalgia + -ic. The modern weaker sense of "evoking a wistful and sentimental yearning for the past" is by 1944. Related: Nostalgically.

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Definitions of nostalgic

nostalgic (adj.)
unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things or persons;
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