- someone who avoids new activities, ideas, or attitudes; old fogy.
Origin of stick-in-the-mud
Related Words for stick-in-the-mudantediluvian, reactionary, diehard, conservative, fuddy-duddy, fossil, mossback
Examples from the Web for stick-in-the-mud
Historical Examples of stick-in-the-mud
They're a mangy, stick-in-the-mud, follow-in-the-old-ruts crowd.The Drone
Everyone got into a sort of stick-in-the-mud mood, and one felt it was only kind to stir them up.A harum-scarum schoolgirl
Now that's just the kind of fine old crusted pig-headed Conservativism that's kept this the stick-in-the-mud Country it is!In Brief Authority
Jim Langham called him a slow-coach, a tortoise, a stick-in-the-mud, and a few other names.Love at Paddington
W. Pett Ridge
- informal a staid or predictably conservative person who lacks initiative or imagination
1733, from stick (v.) on notion of "to stick in the mud, to be content to remain in an abject condition."