old fogy
Fogy Fo"gy, n.; pl. {Fogies}. 1. A dull old fellow; a person behind the times, over-conservative, or slow; -- usually preceded by old; an {old fogy}. [Written also {fogie} and {fogey}.] [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Notorious old bore; regular old fogy. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

Note: The word is said to be connected with the German vogt, a guard or protector. By others it is regarded as a diminutive of folk (cf. D. volkje). It is defined by Jamieson, in his Scottish Dictionary, as ``an invalid or garrison soldier,'' and is applied to the old soldiers of the Royal Hospital at Dublin, which is called the Fogies' Hospital. In the fixed habits of such persons we see the origin of the present use of the term. --Sir F. Head. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mil.) In the United States service, extra pay granted to officers for length of service. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • old fogy — old fogyish, old fogeyish, adj. a person who is excessively old fashioned in attitude, ideas, manners, etc. Also, old fogey. [1825 35] * * * old fogey or old fogy noun A dull old person, or someone with old fashioned notions • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • old fogy — or old fogey n. see FOGY …   English World dictionary

  • old fogy — Synonyms and related words: Methuselah, antediluvian, antique, back number, conservationist, conservatist, conservative, dad, diehard, dodo, dotard, elder, fogy, fogyish, fossil, fud, fuddy duddy, granny, has been, laudator temporis acti,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • old fogy — old fogyish, old fogeyish, adj. a person who is excessively old fashioned in attitude, ideas, manners, etc. Also, old fogey. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • old fogy — old′ fo′gy (or fo′gey) n. a person excessively old fashioned in attitude, ideas, manners, etc • Etymology: 1825–35 old′ fo′gy•ish, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • old fogy — /oʊld ˈfoʊgi/ (say ohld fohgee) noun a person who is excessively conservative or tiresomely antiquated in ideas or methods. Also, old fogey. –old fogyish, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • old fogy — conservative old man …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Fogy — Fo gy, n.; pl. {Fogies}. 1. A dull old fellow; a person behind the times, over conservative, or slow; usually preceded by old; an {old fogy}. [Written also {fogie} and {fogey}.] [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Notorious old bore; regular old fogy.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • old fogey — or old fogy noun A dull old person, or someone with old fashioned notions • • • Main Entry: ↑old * * * old fogey UK US noun [countable] [singular old fogey plura …   Useful english dictionary

  • old-fo|gey|ish — old fo|gy|ish or old fo|gey|ish «OHLD FOH gee ihsh», adjective. = old fogy. (Cf. ↑old fogy) …   Useful english dictionary

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