stuffed shirt


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stuffed shirt

n. Informal
A person regarded as pompous or stiff.

stuffed shirt

n
informal a pompous or formal person

stuffed′ shirt′


n.
a pompous, self-satisfied, and inflexible person.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stuffed shirt - a bore who is extremely formal, pompous, and old-fashioned
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
bore, dullard - a person who evokes boredom
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stuffed shirt

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Even the British Prime Minister, traditionally the country's role model for the jolly old stuffed shirt, has railed against 'tyranny' of the traditional suit.
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But a stuffed shirt at the Department of Transport declared the three-letter word was "too rude and offensive" to be used and will never be allowed.
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But a stuffed shirt at the Department of Transport declared the three- letter word was "too rude and offensive" to be used and will never be allowed.
My dad doesn't like my boyfriend at all and calls him a stuffed shirt.
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Thurman is tolerable, Firth stretches himself to play yet another stuffed shirt while Morgan irritates like an jockstrap made from asbestos.
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Back then we thought he was just a double-talking stuffed shirt who seemed kind of gay.