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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Perhaps I'm just an old prude, a bit of a stuffed shirt.
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The new DI Humphrey Goodman (Marshall), is perhaps less of a stuffed shirt than Poole but his trademark clumsiness doesn't exactly fill his new colleagues with optimism.
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This Republican stuffed shirt, a red-clawed capitalist worth $250million who pays less tax than Al Capone.
Every few years the Americans talk about a British invasion hitting Hollywood in time for the Oscars, usually spearheaded by Helen Mirren doing her 'sexy pensioner' routine while Colin Firth stammers through yet another Best Stuffed Shirt acceptance speech and various child-wizards try not to pop blackheads on camera.
Back then we thought he was just a double-talking stuffed shirt who seemed kind of gay.
He was an academic, but not the stuffed shirt type.
In the past, Percy served as comic relief, a stuffed shirt whose obsequiousness toward authority figures was matched only by his imperiousness toward younger students.
To the studded-faced youths I look like a stuffed shirt who's likely to cry Crikey Moses
But no one can accuse Messier of being a stuffed shirt.