old fogy

a person who is excessively old-fashioned in attitude, ideas, manners, etc.
Also, old fogey.


old-fogyish, old-fogeyish, adjective
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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

foggy, fogy.
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Example sentences
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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