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a person who is excessively old-fashioned in attitude, ideas, manners, etc.
[foh-gee] /ˈfoʊ gi/
noun, plural fogies.
an excessively conservative or old-fashioned person, especially one who is intellectually dull (usually preceded by old):
The board of directors were old fogies still living in the 19th century.

noun phrase

An old person, esp a man who clings to old-fashioned ways

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[first form 1790+, second 1899+; of fuddy-duddy, origin unknown]


[origin uncertain; perhaps fr French fougeux, ”fierce, fiery,” referring to the doughty spirit of an invalid soldier, whence fogy, ”fierce, fiery,” found by the 1860s; veteran soldiers were called foggies in the late 1700s, perhaps because they were regarded as moss-covered with age, fog being Scots dialect for ”moss”]


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