- a fuddy-duddy.
Origin of fud
First recorded in 1910–15; back formation from fuddy-duddy
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Word Origin and History for fuds
"backside, buttocks," 1785, a Scottish and Northern dialect word of unknown origin, perhaps from Scandinavian.
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