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old fogy

or old fogey

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  1. a person who is excessively old-fashioned in attitude, ideas, manners, etc.
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Origin of old fogy

First recorded in 1825–35
Related formsold-fo·gy·ish, old-fo·gey·ish, adjective


or fo·gey

noun, plural fo·gies.
  1. 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.
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Origin of fogy

First recorded in 1770–80; origin uncertain
Related formsfo·gy·ish, adjectivefo·gy·ism, noun
Can be confusedfoggy fogy
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Related Words for old fogy

fuddy-duddy, square, conservative, geezer, antediluvian, reactionary, diehard, fossil, mossback, stick-in-the-mud, fogey, dodo, fogy, granny, fusspot, dotard, fussbudget

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