- 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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- informal a staid or predictably conservative person who lacks initiative or imagination
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Word Origin and History for stick in the mud
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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