Then turning to the tinker, he said, "Have you any milliner work in hand, fogy?"
"Go it, fogy," called out Sledge, hammering the table with his seidl.
Whatever you may be I beg of you not to be a fogy, nor to follow a fogy's solemn advice.
Now I'm just fogy nuf that if I meet you out, I'll say good mornin' or good evenin'.
I'm fogy and they want a hustler to represent 'em for a change.
Old Griebler, the original gum man, had fogy notions about advertising, and as long as he lived they had to keep it down.
Uncle Remus was quite a fogy in his idea of negro education.
Naturally, men like Henri or James are too popular for their fogy wives, hence the divorces, you know!
[origin uncertain; perhaps fr French fougeux, ''fierce, fiery,'' referring to the doughty spirit of an invalid soldier, whence fogy, ''fierce, fiery,'' found by the 1860s; veteran soldiers were called foggies in the late 1700s, perhaps because they were regarded as moss-covered with age, fog being Scots dialect for ''moss'']