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.
- fo·gy·ish, adjective
- fo·gy·ism, noun
- foggy, fogy
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How to use fogy in a sentence
How had he, a useless old fogy, dared to blackball a man like Iver?Tristram of Blent | Anthony Hope
They have won the annual debate right along, so that my old fogy uncle declares all the brains are in Harvard.Frank Merriwell's Races | Burt L. Standish
They laughed at me because I found fault with these things and called me an old fogy.
"Old fogy teacher" or "he has the old ways yet" are expressions that are too common to require any explanation.The Youthful Wanderer | George H. Heffner
I go to the latter occasionally—the institute is an old fogy concern, but the grounds are fine.The Wound Dresser | Walt Whitman