old fogy


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old′ fo′gy

(or fo′gey),


n.
a person excessively old-fashioned in attitude, ideas, manners, etc.
[1825–35]
old′-fo′gy•ish, adj.
References in classic literature ?
At ten he was a thoughtful and sober-minded young man, at fourteen almost an old fogy.
But Damascus, with its four thousand years of respectability in the world, has many old fogy notions.
But when he saw Arthur colour, he went on relentingly, "My part, you know, is always that of the old fogy who sees nothing to admire in the young folks.
The only choice we will have to make is between Geraldine McEwan, Margaret Rutherford or Angela Lansbury as our ubiquitous crime-solving old fogy.
Holtham will claim that this is hyperbole, and/or LuPone is just an old fogy who simply doesn't get it.
At the risk of getting a flood of comments telling me I'm an old fogy (sometimes you just have to take one for the team), I hope most advisors are taking this 'advice' with healthy skepticism, because it flies in the face of much of what the independent advisory industry has learned over the past 40 years or so.
Don -- however charismatic and commanding his image -- is on a downward spiral as he hits middle age, fast becoming an old fogy in a youth-obsessed era.
For example, one can get a flavor of critic James Gibbons Huneker and his humorous alter ego character, "Old Fogy." References to the original sources are provided for serious researchers wanting to read the complete essay or the original form of the document.
Then she tried to cajole our son to come along, who had plans to chill out with his friend in the mall, rather than go miles into the muggy desert with his old fogy parents, to hear an even older man sing.
"I'm now officially an old fogy. When Bird Woman asked me last week what I wanted for my birthday, I told her I wanted one of those new tree-stands with the big padded seat, because at my age I deserve a little comfort when I'm bowhunting.
But no matter which senator takes the White House, none will set a record for being a presidential spring chicken or old fogy: