[ fuhd-ee-duhd-ee, -duhd-ee ]
/ ˈfʌd iˌdʌd i, -ˈdʌd i /
noun, plural fud·dy-dud·dies. Also fud·dy.
a person who is stuffy, old-fashioned, and conservative.
a person who is fussy or picayune about details; fussbudget.
stuffy, old-fashioned, and conservative.
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Origin of fuddy-duddy
First recorded in 1900–05; of obscure origin; compare dial. (Cumberland) duddy-fuddiel a ragged fellow
Words nearby fuddy-duddy
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British Dictionary definitions for fuddy-duddy
/ (ˈfʌdɪˌdʌdɪ) /
noun plural -dies
informal a person, esp an elderly one, who is extremely conservative or dull
Word Origin for fuddy-duddy
C20: of uncertain origin
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