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Related to fogy: bewilderment, old fogy, indubitably


also fo·gey  (fō′gē)
n. pl. fo·gies also fo·geys
A person of stodgy or old-fashioned habits and attitudes.

[Scots fogey.]

fo′gy·ish adj.
fo′gy·ism n.


or fo•gey

(ˈfoʊ gi)

n., pl. -gies or -geys.
an extremely old-fashioned or conservative person (usu. prec. by old).
[1770–80; orig. uncertain]
fo′gy•ish, adj.
fo′gy•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fogy - someone whose style is out of fashion
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech


An old-fashioned person who is reluctant to change or innovate:
Informal: stick-in-the-mud.
Slang: square.
References in classic literature ?
But when he saw Arthur colour, he went on relentingly, "My part, you know, is always that of the old fogy who sees nothing to admire in the young folks.
But Damascus, with its four thousand years of respectability in the world, has many old fogy notions.
A FOGY who lived in a cave near a great caravan route returned to his home one day and saw, near by, a great concourse of men and animals, and in their midst a tower, at the foot of which something with wheels smoked and panted like an exhausted horse.
Knowest thou not, thou whelp of darkness and father of disordered livers," cried the Fogy, "that water will cause grass to spring up here, and trees, and possibly even flowers?
the Fogy replied, with the dignity of his race, extending his hand.
At ten he was a thoughtful and sober-minded young man, at fourteen almost an old fogy.
The PMC briefed the DG Rescue 1122 that this fogy season was further expected in the coming days due to which major traffic accidents might take place.
Don -- however charismatic and commanding his image -- is on a downward spiral as he hits middle age, fast becoming an old fogy in a youth-obsessed era.
He described the Reform Paper as "incomplete to reach real reforms, due to its fogy and generalized approaches".
Then she tried to cajole our son to come along, who had plans to chill out with his friend in the mall, rather than go miles into the muggy desert with his old fogy parents, to hear an even older man sing.
Fogy performed a laparotomy, an examination of the biliary tress, an attempted cholangoraphoy, and a needle biopsy of the liver September 14, 2003.
The mailing said "foggy," but somebody picked that up and walked around a big precinct saying we'd called him a fogy.