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fuddy-duddy Line breaks: fuddy-duddy
Pronunciation: /ˈfʌdɪdʌdi/

Definition of fuddy-duddy in English:

noun (plural fuddy-duddies)

A person who is very old-fashioned and pompous: he probably thinks I’m an old fuddy-duddy
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  • ‘The countryside as a concept was abhorrent to most young people because it was associated with fuddy-duddies, parents and nothing to do,’ the survey said.
  • Apparently the constitution is just for stick-in-the-mud old white fuddy-duddies.
  • Of course, Harry would be vilified by conservative Christians and other fuddy-duddies.
fogy, conservative, traditionalist, conformist;
North American informal sobersides


Early 20th century (originally dialect): of unknown origin.

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