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stuffed shirt

noun
1.
a pompous, self-satisfied, and inflexible person.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for stuffed shirt

stuffed shirt

noun
1.
(informal) a pompous or formal person
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Slang definitions & phrases for stuffed shirt

stuffed shirt

noun phrase

A pompous person; a stiff, self-important bore (1913+)


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Idioms and Phrases with stuffed shirt

stuffed shirt

An overly formal or pompous person, as in She's such a stuffed shirt that I'm surprised you'd invite her to a barbecue. This expression alludes to a shirt filled with paper (instead of a real person). [ c. 1900 ]
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