fogey

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fogey someone whose style is out of fashion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fogey See Fogy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fogey a dull old fellow; a person with antiquated notions
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. a substantive use of foggy in sense of 'fat,' 'bloated,' 'moss-grown.'

Usage

In literature:

But when my slightly contemptuous companion spoke I had no answer, felt out of date and dull, a fogey and an idle man.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
I am something of an old fogey, Anna, I'm afraid, but if you treat me like this you will teach me to forget it.
"Anna the Adventuress" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
They thought me an old fogey, eh?
"The Seven Secrets" by William Le Queux
What if she thought him an old fogey?
"The Perpetual Curate" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Such a peaceful old fogey as your husband!
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
The troops under my command, or supposed to be under my command, were drawn chiefly from the Old Fogey Division.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 2, 1914" by Various
Besides, you are not a fogey, if I'm not.
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
But that's a trifle, and I'm an old fogey.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
And what else is to become of old fogeys like you and me?
"The Old Willow Tree and Other Stories" by Carl Ewald
You would soon find a battered old fogey like me can be a desperate bore.
"The Triumph of Hilary Blachland" by Bertram Mitford
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In news:

I'm just an old fogey who's out of touch with modern movies, modern music and modern technology.
This old fogey has survived more than 40 years since its 1968 US debut in an industry not known for longevity.
Anyone still hoping that Elliott Gould will end the string of schlemiels he has been playing since Bugsy will be bummed by his newest fogey in the otherwise authentic-seeming Fred Won't Move Out.
Young fogey cartoonists Adrian Tomine and Seth discuss their own work and some neglected masters at Quimby's.
Okay, right up front I want to confess that I am an old fogey.
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