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Related to fogey: Old fogey
Variant of fogy.
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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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|Noun||1.||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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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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fogeyfogy [ˈfəʊgɪ] n (fam) old fogey → matusa m inv
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