fuddy

fuddy-duddy

[fuhd-ee-duhd-ee, -duhd-ee]
noun, plural fuddy-duddies. Also, fuddy.
1.
a person who is stuffy, old-fashioned, and conservative.
2.
a person who is fussy or picayune about details; fussbudget.
adjective
3.
stuffy, old-fashioned, and conservative.
4.
fussy; picayune.

Origin:
1900–05; of obscure origin; compare dial. (Cumberland) duddy-fuddiel a ragged fellow

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fuddy-duddy (ˈfʌdɪˌdʌdɪ)
 
n , pl -dies
informal a person, esp an elderly one, who is extremely conservative or dull
 
[C20: of uncertain origin]

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fuddy-duddy
"old-fashioned person," 1904, Amer.Eng., of uncertain origin.
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fuddy-duddy definition

[ˈfədidədi] and [fəd]
and fud
  1. n.
    a stuffy person; an old-fashioned person, especially a male. : There seems to be a convention of fuddy-duddies in the park today. , I woke up some old fud sleeping on a park bench. He was mad.
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