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old fogy

noun
1.
a person who is excessively old-fashioned in attitude, ideas, manners, etc.
Also, old fogey.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
Related forms
old-fogyish, old-fogeyish, adjective

fogy

[foh-gee] /ˈfoʊ gi/
noun, plural fogies.
1.
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.
Origin
1770-80; origin uncertain
Related forms
fogyish, adjective
fogyism, noun
Can be confused
foggy, fogy.
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fogy

noun
  1. An old person; any very conservative, outdated person; dodo: College students today are young fogies (1785+)
  2. A military longevity allowance, awarded for units of service: He got his pension and eight fogies (1881+ Armed forces)

[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'']


old fogy

noun phrase

An old person, esp a man who clings to old-fashioned ways

Related Terms

fogy

[first form 1790+, second 1899+; of fuddy-duddy, origin unknown]


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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