old fogy

or old fogey

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

Origin of old fogy

First recorded in 1825–35

Other words from old fogy

  • old-fo·gy·ish, old-fo·gey·ish, adjective

Words Nearby old fogy

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How to use old fogy in a sentence

  • I go to the latter occasionally—the institute is an old fogy concern, but the grounds are fine.

    The Wound Dresser | Walt Whitman