fogy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fogy someone whose style is out of fashion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fogy A dull old fellow; a person behind the times, over-conservative, or slow; -- usually preceded by old; an old fogy. "Notorious old bore; regular old fogy ."
    • Fogy (Mil) In the United States service, extra pay granted to officers for length of service.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fogy A slow or dull fellow; an old-fashioned or very conservative person; one who is averse to change or novelty: usually with the epithet old.
    • n fogy An invalid or garrison soldier.
    • n fogy Extra pay for long service.
    • n fogy Also written fogie, fogey.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fogy fō′gi a dull old fellow; a person with antiquated notions
    • n Fogy a fogy
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Usage

In literature:

What an old fogy you are, Cardington!
"The Mayor of Warwick" by Herbert M. Hopkins
The old fogies looked aghast.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867." by Various
The Old Fogy, of course, is the thinnest of disguises, a mere veil of gossamer for "Editor" Huneker.
"A Book of Prefaces" by H. L. Mencken
They say 'Grandma, you just an old fogy.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The domestic old fogies give him lectures if they can catch him, but he isn't fool enough for that.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
And I was old fogy enough not to have been aware of it.
"The Opinions of a Philosopher" by Robert Grant
Now I'm just fogy nuf that if I meet you out, I'll say good mornin' or good evenin'.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
A nice Solicitor never contradicts a Lady, and therefore knows the law infinitely better than the disagreeable fogies, who are so obstinate.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, August 13, 1887" by Various
Mr. Hamblin was one of those old fogies who could not appreciate manliness in a boy.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
I've had too good a time tonight to bother with old fogies.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
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In poetry:

Two old fogies,--Dick an me,--
Old, an grey as grey can be.
A'a,-but monny a jolly spree
We have had;--
An tha ne'er went back o' me;--
Bonny lad!
"Dick an Me" by John Hartley
Sir, in my country we say, "Where the heart is,
There live the speech." Ah! you not understand? So!
Pardon an old man,--what you call "old fogy,"--
Padre Felipe!
"In The Mission Garden" by Francis Bret Harte
But he's an old fogy, you may know by this sign--
He don't smoke tobacco, drink lager or wine;
And swears that rich gravy, roast pork or chop,
Would kill a big ostrich, if stuffed in his crop.
"Mrs. Merdle Describeth Her Doctor" by Horatio Alger Jr

In news:

Can a 32-year-old guy make a fogy statement like that.
Farrell — for you fogies who are too old to know, or too successful to care — is the co-founder of the band Jane's Addiction and the co-creator of the Lollapalooza tour.
Back in the summer, a collection of newly performed old-time Appalachian music appeared called The New Young Fogies — its title referring to the generation that will carry these songs and traditions forward.
Mort Zuckerman may be 72 years old, but he's no fogy when it comes to technology.
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