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stuffed shirt

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

stuffed shirt

(informal) a pompous or formal person
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Slang definitions & phrases for stuffed-shirt



  1. Liquor, esp bootleg liquor: The stuff is here and it's mellow (1920s+ Prohibition era)
  2. Any narcotic: Where's the stuff?/ He came out and seemed to be off the stuff (1920+ Narcotics)
  3. A woman regarded as a sex object; ass, cooz, pussy: classiest stuff this side of Denver (1909+)
  4. The various ways a pitcher throws the ball, esp curves, sliders, etc (1912+ Baseball)


  1. To do the sex act; fuck • Chiefly British and most often heard in the passive imperative form get stuffed, a rude insult; used in any sense of fuck: No women, no children, no fun. Stuff this (1960+)
  2. To pitch using effective ''stuff'': ''He'd stuffed us pretty good before,'' said Brewers manager Phil Garner (1990s+ Baseball)

Related Terms

all that kind of crap, black stuff, eatin' stuff, the green stuff, hard stuff, hot stuff, kid stuff, know one's onions, know what one can do with something, rough stuff, tell someone what to do with something, white stuff

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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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