Definition of fogey in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊɡi
(also fogy)

noun (plural fogeys or fogies)

A very old-fashioned or conservative person: a bunch of old fogeys
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  • Why else would I be cheering on self-promoting snakes like Morgan and reactionary fogeys like Moore?
  • This Charles question is not really about him being a fogey with hopelessly reactionary ideas.
  • No philosopher would jettison Plato just because it's old fashioned, nor would anyone mock the old fogy Whitman.


late 18th century: related to earlier slang fogram, of unknown origin.



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  • Oh, well, I watch Teletubbies to relax, so no fogeydom in my future.
  • It's not a perception he wants to encourage at the age of 38, which is verging on old fogeydom in the rarefied world of cutting-edge math.
  • ‘The soccer was never sold out when I was a kid,’ I said, lunging irrevocably into the world of fogydom the instant the words left my lips.


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  • ‘I'm really fogeyish about this,’ she replies.
  • The stereotype is an elderly, fogeyish male, blissfully ignorant of the everyday concerns of people who appear before him.
  • Two months ago, when the change was announced, a fogeyish campaign was mounted to save the theme.


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  • We had started to think that this creeping fogeyism had something to do with the fact that Collings' own paintings are being ignored.
  • And to start generalising about the supposed shortcomings of the next generation is an unmistakable symptom of fogeyism.
  • And sometimes there's a flash of the old comic vigour, oddly transformed by creeping fogeyism.

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