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fuddy-duddy

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Pronunciation: /ˈfʌdɪdʌdi
 
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Definition of fuddy-duddy in English:

noun (plural fuddy-duddies)

informal
A person who is very old-fashioned and pompous: he probably thinks I’m an old fuddy-duddy
More example sentences
  • ‘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.
Synonyms
fogy, conservative, traditionalist, conformist;
North American informal sobersides

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with fuddy-duddy

understudy

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