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fogy

or fo·gey

[ foh-gee ]
/ ˈfoʊ gi /
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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.

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Origin of fogy

First recorded in 1770–80; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM fogy

fo·gy·ish, adjectivefo·gy·ism, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fogy

foggy, fogy
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