noun (plural fuddy-duddies)informal
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.
Early 20th century (originally dialect): of unknown origin.
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