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fuddy-duddy

[fuhd-ee-duhd-ee, -duhd-ee] /ˈfʌd iˌdʌd i, -ˈdʌd i/
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
1900-1905
1900-05; of obscure origin; compare dial. (Cumberland) duddy-fuddiel a ragged fellow
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British Dictionary definitions for fuddy duddy

fuddy-duddy

/ˈfʌdɪˌdʌdɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
(informal) a person, esp an elderly one, who is extremely conservative or dull
Word Origin
C20: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for fuddy duddy

fuddy-duddy

n.

"old-fashioned person," 1871, American English, of uncertain origin.

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Slang definitions & phrases for fuddy duddy

fuddy-duddy

adjective

: There were a few fuddy-duddy requests for documentation

noun

An old-fashioned, esp a meticulous, person; an outdated conservative: To this little squab, I evidently rated as a fuddy-duddy (1900+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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