or old fogey
- a person who is excessively old-fashioned in attitude, ideas, manners, etc.
Origin of old fogy
First recorded in 1825–35
- 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.
Origin of fogy
First recorded in 1770–80; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for old fogy
They spoke of his adored Boston as an old-fogy place with "no git-up-and-git."In a Little Town
No man can make a greater mistake than to adopt these old-fogy ideas.Twenty Years of Hus'ling
J. P. Johnston
The poets were old-fogy chaps: they never saw the women of to-day, and well for them they did not.
We Virginians and Kentuckians may be shelled up yet in our old-fogy notions; it's likely, as you say.
Everybody said that if old-fogy Virginia did not make haste to join this march, she would be left "a wreck behind."A Girl's Life in Virginia before the War
Letitia M. Burwell