[ foh-gee ]
/ ˈfoʊ gi /

noun, plural fo·geys.

Definition for fogey (2 of 2)


or fo·gey

[ foh-gee ]
/ ˈfoʊ gi /

noun, plural fo·gies.

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.

Origin of fogy

First recorded in 1770–80; origin uncertain

Related forms

fo·gy·ish, adjectivefo·gy·ism, noun

Can be confused

foggy fogy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fogey



/ (ˈfəʊɡɪ) /

noun plural -geys or -gies

an extremely fussy, old-fashioned, or conservative person (esp in the phrase old fogey)

Derived Forms

fogeyish or fogyish, adjectivefogeyism or fogyism, noun

Word Origin for fogey

C18: of unknown origin
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