- someone who avoids new activities, ideas, or attitudes; old fogy.
Origin of stick-in-the-mud
First recorded in 1725–35
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Examples from the Web for stick-in-the-mud
They're a mangy, stick-in-the-mud, follow-in-the-old-ruts crowd.The Drone
Everyone got into a sort of stick-in-the-mud mood, and one felt it was only kind to stir them up.A harum-scarum schoolgirl
Now that's just the kind of fine old crusted pig-headed Conservativism that's kept this the stick-in-the-mud Country it is!In Brief Authority
Jim Langham called him a slow-coach, a tortoise, a stick-in-the-mud, and a few other names.Love at Paddington
W. Pett Ridge
- informal a staid or predictably conservative person who lacks initiative or imagination
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Word Origin and History for stick-in-the-mud
1733, from stick (v.) on notion of "to stick in the mud, to be content to remain in an abject condition."
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