He is largely viewed as an ill-tempered, stodgy government bureaucrat.
The next move in airline consolidation may bring together a stodgy American brand with a sexy British one.
The mix of small, stodgy businesses and glamorous retailers worked for another decade—until 2009, when the bottom fell out again.
1823, "of a thick, semi-solid consistency," from stodge "to stuff" (1670s), of unknown origin, perhaps somehow imitative. Meaning "dull, heavy" developed by 1874 from noun sense of stodge applied to food (1825).