Be that as it may, the modern Brindaban said to his old fogy of a father: ‘I am off.’
Even if old fogy did study with Hummel, is that any reason why we should be bored by the fact?
I go to the latter occasionally—the institute is an old fogy concern, but the grounds are fine.
I am become such an old fogy that I am amazed at your spirit.
Let me hasten to negative the report that I was ever a pupil of old fogy.
The "Clarion," for that was to be its name, was to have nothing "old fogy" about it.
He spoke to that old fogy surgeon of his and after a regular battle we came to terms.
And you—you only graduated at Yale, an old fogy mediæval institution!
At any rate, do me the favor of not ever again having such an old fogy to dinner.
He called himself an old fogy, and wished he might be twenty years younger.
An old person, esp a man who clings to old-fashioned ways
[first form 1790+, second 1899+; of fuddy-duddy, origin unknown]
[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'']