Whats a word for liking things related to a time you did not live in?

For example: Liking things like Vaporwave, because of the 90's aesthetic, but have never lived in that era.

  • The condition might possibly be described as anachronistic nostalgia. – Ronald Sole Mar 26 '18 at 23:32
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    There are several words that show one's fondness of old things (including "retrophile"---a neat colloquialism I keep hearing), but I cannot think of an accepted word that would only exclude the time you have lived in. Check out the English Language & Usage post: english.stackexchange.com/questions/79332/…. – m_a_s Mar 27 '18 at 0:55
  • @m_a_s I think retrophilia works perfectly for things like Vaporwave – Andrew Mar 27 '18 at 1:48
  • @m_a_s, I threw up an answer, but I like yours better. Make it an answer and I'll upvote it. – JBH Mar 27 '18 at 4:16
  • @JBH Ok! Will do. – m_a_s Mar 27 '18 at 14:01

What about "retrophile" or "retrophilia". (Wiktionary entry for "retrophile") (Wiktionary entry for "retrophilia")


Vaporware... that takes me back...

Offhand, I can't think of a word that specifically includes or excludes a time @m_a_s' "retrophile" isn't bad, but it's a new word meaning, "a person who likes old things" in the same manner that "anglophile" means "a person who likes England." It doesn't really describe the liking of old things, but the person who likes old things. A bit technical.

If you're looking for something a little less technical, try affinity.

I have an affinity for vaporware, don't ask me why.

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