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fud·dy-dud·dy

 (fŭd′ē-dŭd′ē)
n. pl. fud·dy-dud·dies
An old-fashioned, fussy person.

[Origin unknown.]
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fuddy-duddy

(ˈfʌdɪˌdʌdɪ)
n, pl -dies
informal a person, esp an elderly one, who is extremely conservative or dull
[C20: of uncertain origin]
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fud•dy-dud•dy

(ˈfʌd iˌdʌd i, -ˈdʌd i)

n., pl. -dud•dies,
adj. n.
1. a person who is stuffy, old-fashioned, and conservative.
2. a person who is fussy or picayune about details; fussbudget.
adj.
3. stuffy; old-fashioned.
4. fussy.
Also, fud′dy.
[1900–05; of obscure orig.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fuddy-duddy - a conservative who is old-fashioned or dull in attitude or appearance; "you may accuse me of being and old fuddy-duddy trying to stop young people having fun"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
conservative, conservativist - a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
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fuddy-duddy

noun (Informal) conservative, square (informal), dinosaur, fossil, dodo (informal), museum piece, stick-in-the-mud (informal), stuffed shirt (informal), back number (informal), (old) fogey We didn't want all those old fuddy-duddies around.
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fuddy-duddy

noun
An old-fashioned person who is reluctant to change or innovate:
Informal: stick-in-the-mud.
Slang: square.
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Translations

fuddy-duddy

[ˈfʌdɪˌdʌdɪ]
A. ADJ (= old) → viejo; (= old-fashioned) → chapado a la antigua
B. Ncarroza mf
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fuddy-duddy

[ˈfʌdidʌdi] n (pejorative)vieux schnock (vieille)mf
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fuddy-duddy

(inf)
nkomischer Kauz (inf); an old fuddy-duddyein alter Kauz
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fuddy-duddy

[ˈfʌdɪˌdʌdɪ] n (pej) → parruccone m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Fuddy-duddies will complain, but I think she's perfect for the Lib Dems.
Of course the real reason it didn't happen is that the fuddy-duddies who already hate Twenty20 cricket just know that it would have become a fans' favourite.
It would be nice if the fuddy-duddies would let science have a crack at giving millions of stroke victims and Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease sufferers some quality of life.
Fair enough if it's far too large a head - but, come on, you finicky fuddy-duddies, if that's how you want it, why not move to London, get no head at all and pay an extra quid a pint for the privilege!
But bores, fuddy-duddies and sensible types must stay away.
(Although, come to think of it, if I'm not going to sound fuddy-duddy at my age, when do I get to start?) And fuddy-duddies occasionally have their points to make and their functions to perform.