fuddy-duddy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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"
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Usage

In literature:

The amiable fuddy-duddy playing little politics in Washington became a gentleman of war.
"Gargoyles" by Ben Hecht
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In news:

A Boeing B-17 Fortress Fuddy Duddy will fly near John Wayne Airport on Saturday, Feb 11.
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.
Looking for a lively, playfully stripped down, less fuddy-duddy-ish take on the classics.
Sometimes I really hate technology OK. Maybe you think I'm an old fuddy-duddy, but technological changes really get me steaming sometimes.
The candlelit fuddy-duddy vino factories with half-assed cheese plates and aloof servers are history.
The outspokenly fuddy-duddy 70-year-old patriarch at the center of "The Widower 's Tale," Julia Glass' class-consciousness-raising new novel, is a recently retired Harvard librarian named Percival Darling.
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