- someone who avoids new activities, ideas, or attitudes; old fogy.
Origin of stick-in-the-mud
First recorded in 1725–35
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Related Words for stick in the mudrightist, traditionalist, reactionary, diehard, classicist, moderate, zealot, fanatic, fundamentalist, pessimist, complainer, grouch, whiner, dampener, antediluvian, fuddy-duddy, conservative, stick-in-the-mud, fossil, mossback
- informal a staid or predictably conservative person who lacks initiative or imagination
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1733, from stick (v.) on notion of "to stick in the mud, to be content to remain in an abject condition."
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