fuddy-duddy(redirected from fuddy-duddies)
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n. pl. fud·dy-dud·dies
An old-fashioned, fussy person.
n, pl -dies
informal a person, esp an elderly one, who is extremely conservative or dull
[C20: of uncertain origin]
fud•dy-dud•dy(ˈfʌd iˌdʌd i, -ˈdʌd i)
n., pl. -dud•dies,
1. a person who is stuffy, old-fashioned, and conservative.
2. a person who is fussy or picayune about details; fussbudget.adj.
3. stuffy; old-fashioned.
4. fussy.Also, fud′dy.
[1900–05; of obscure orig.]
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|Noun||1.||fuddy-duddy - a conservative who is old-fashioned or dull in attitude or appearance; "you may accuse me of being and old fuddy-duddy trying to stop young people having fun"|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech