One old German fogey wanted to have all the letters on the German typewriters changed to German script.
Her people are hastening to bring from hidden coves things once discarded as fogey.
It is at best the act of a fogey and always an easy thing to do, as there are so few people who can contradict one.
But when my slightly contemptuous companion spoke I had no answer, felt out of date and dull, a fogey and an idle man.
She said to herself that she was rapidly developing into a fogey, and must rigorously combat the grievous tendency.
also fogy, "an old, dull fellow," 1780, Scottish foggie, originally "army pensioner or veteran," perhaps connected to fogram (1775) "old-fashioned person;" or from fog in obsolete senses of "moss" or "bloated fat" (1580s).
[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'']