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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