[stand-pat-er, -pat-]
a person who refuses to consider or accept change.

1900–05, Americanism; standpat + -er1 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
stand pat
1.  poker to refuse the right to change any of one's cards; keep one's hand unchanged
2.  to resist change or remain unchanged

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Example sentences for standpatter
Expect to be called a standpatter, but do not be a standpatter.
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