noun, plural fogies.
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.
Also, fogey.

1770–80; origin uncertain

fogyish, adjective
fogyism, noun

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fogey or fogy (ˈfəʊɡɪ)
n , pl -geys, -gies
an extremely fussy, old-fashioned, or conservative person (esp in the phrase old fogey)
[C18: of unknown origin]
fogy or fogy
[C18: of unknown origin]
'fogeyish or fogy
'fogyish or fogy
'fogeyism or fogy
'fogyism or fogy

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Example sentences
Fogy continued to exhibit these signs as he circled the car counter-clockwise.
We have said good-bye to the old fogy school, and farewell alike to its musty dogmas and its rusty-jointed inertness.
Old fogy notions of propriety, according to her, did not hamper her in attaining- the goal she was determined to reach.
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