Duddy

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Duddy ragged
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
There is a M. E. dudd, birrus, a cloak, which may be Celt.

Usage

In literature:

The amiable fuddy-duddy playing little politics in Washington became a gentleman of war.
"Gargoyles" by Ben Hecht
Duddy delicate, Rupy sturdy and full of mischief into which he was apt to drag his elder brother.
"Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life" by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
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In poetry:

I wad na been surpris'd to spy
You on an auld wife's flainen toy
Or aiblins some bit duddie boy,
On's wyliecoat;
But Miss's fine Lunardi! fye!
How daur ye do't?
"To A Louse" by Robert Burns

In news:

A Boeing B-17 Fortress Fuddy Duddy will fly near John Wayne Airport on Saturday, Feb 11.
Undefeated middleweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr won a unanimous decision Saturday night over John Duddy at the Alamodome.
Chavez tried to deliver a knockout in the late rounds of their 12-round bout, but Duddy wouldn't go down.
Chavez appears to be winning his WBC middleweight title eliminator against John Duddy .
But Duddy is a tough customer.
Micro Engineering Inc has purchased the tooling and rights to House of Duddy O-scale code 148, code 125 and code 100 flexible track.
The House of Duddy track has been a standard for realistic 2-rail O-scale track among modelers for many years.
The perfect record is no more for John Duddy .
For the first time as a professional, Duddy came up short.
I'm officially a fuddy duddy .
You're an ol' fuddy duddy.
He's not a fuddy-duddy ­ just don't rush him By Bob Karolevitz The world is passing me by.
I'm officially a fuddy duddy.
It's hard to satisfactorily explain how a band as improbable as Lambchop — the variably personneled but generally absurdly large vehicle of perennially gruff Nashville fuddy-duddy Kurt Wagner — has made it through 20 years.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Barb Edgeworth and Bob Duddy of Marine City and Dave and Mary Lou Ramus of Castaic, Calif Her fiance is the son of Diane and Leonard Dexter II of Farmington, Minn.
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