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An old person, esp a man who clings to old-fashioned waysRelated Terms
[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'']