or fo·gey


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 formsfo·gy·ish, adjectivefo·gy·ism, noun
Can be confusedfoggy fogy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for fogy

fuddy-duddy, fossil, stick-in-the-mud, fogey, dodo

Examples from the Web for fogy

Historical Examples of fogy

  • "Go it, Fogy," called out Sledge, hammering the table with his seidl.

    Old Fogy

    James Huneker

  • Then turning to the tinker, he said, "Have you any milliner work in hand, Fogy?"

  • I'm fogy and they want a hustler to represent 'em for a change.


    George Madden Martin

  • Uncle Remus was quite a fogy in his idea of negro education.

    The Dixie Book of Days

    Matthew Page Andrews

  • Whatever you may be I beg of you not to be a fogy, nor to follow a fogy's solemn advice.

    Labor and Freedom

    Eugene V. Debs