fogey

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fo·gey

 (fō′gē)
n.
Variant of fogy.
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fogey

(ˈfəʊɡɪ) or

fogy

n, pl -geys or -gies
an extremely fussy, old-fashioned, or conservative person (esp in the phrase old fogey)
[C18: of unknown origin]
ˈfogeyish, ˈfogyish adj
ˈfogeyism, ˈfogyism n
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fogey - someone whose style is out of fashion
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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fogey

fogy
noun fuddy-duddy, square (informal), stick-in-the-mud (informal), antique (informal), dinosaur, fossil (informal), relic, anachronism, dodo (informal), back number (informal) I don't want to sound like I'm some old fogy.
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Translations

fogey

[ˈfəʊgɪ] N old fogeycarroza mf, persona f chapada a la antigua
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fogey

fogy nschnock mf
an old fogy → un vieux schnock
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fogey

n (inf) old fogeyalter Kauz (inf); (= woman)Schrulle f (inf); young fogey junger Mensch, der sich bewusst konventionell benimmt und kleidet, → Junggreis m (inf)
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fogey

fogy [ˈfəʊgɪ] n (fam) old fogeymatusa m inv
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References in classic literature ?
But those are for the most part the learned and all old fogeys, so that it would be almost ill-bred in a man of society.
The middle-aged are ditching their old fogey image and living life to the limit by going to gigs and late-night parties, eating out at least once a month and regularly meeting friends for a drink in the pub.
I may be accused of being an old fogey from another time, but I can remember back in the 1950s and part of the 60s when I used to go to Villa and Blues games with mates who were fans of both teams and we stood together at the game.
Call me an old fogey but it just wasn't Strictly enough.
I mean, I hate to sound like an old fogey, but these kids don't know what they're missing nowadays because we got to sing and dance for our supper, you know what I mean, and we love to do that,'' Joey McIntyre, 42, said in an interview Tuesday.
grubby old fogey who doesn't mind wearing pyjamas in public?
These are both smart goals to set, and I know intellectually that kids can learn a great deal from play, but my inner old fogey still grumbles, "These kids aren't going to school to play games!"
That''s tremendous for an old fogey like me." He was 78 at the time.
Do you have to be an old fogey to appreciate that Sean and Paddy operated in an era when men were men?
Stephen Fry: Gadget Man (C4, 8.30pm) He may look like an old fogey but actually he's got a passion for technology.
It is often said that the older generation hate change but veteran Jimmy White is still more maverick than old fogey and he has welcomed Barry Hearn's attempts to inject more excitement into the game.
"The players are even putting Sinatra songs on in the dressing room, which shows what an old fogey I am."