- a fuddy-duddy.
Origin of fud
First recorded in 1910–15; back formation from fuddy-duddy
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Examples from the Web for fud
Colonel Aoki stood in the midst of that as firm and unflinching as Ni- or Fud, staring at the enemy with steady gaze.Human Bullets
Word Origin and History for fud
"backside, buttocks," 1785, a Scottish and Northern dialect word of unknown origin, perhaps from Scandinavian.
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