also fogey noun (plural fogies; also fogeys) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1780 a person with old-fashioned ideas — usually used with oldfogyish or fogeyish adjectivefogyism or fogeyism noun

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  • 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

  • fogy — [fō′gē] n. pl. fogies [< ?] a person who is old fashioned or highly conservative in ideas and actions: usually used with old fogyish adj. fogyism n …   English World dictionary

  • fogy — fogey, fogy This occurs mainly in the expressions old (and now also young) fogey. Fogy was formerly the dominant spelling; Thackeray and Charles Kingsley, for example, wrote about old fogies, implying a singular form fogy. But with the more… …   Modern English usage

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

  • fogy — n. [Written also Fogey.] Conservative (in an ill sense), old fogy, fogram or fogrum …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • fogy — n Usu. old fogy conservative, Inf. mossback, one behind the times, anachronism, Inf. fossil, one who lives in the past or the dark ages, fogram, Inf. fuddy duddy, Inf. antique, Inf. stick in the mud, Sl. dodo, Sl. dodo bird …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • fogy — n. (also fogey) (pl. ies or eys) a dull old fashioned person (esp. old fogy). Derivatives: fogydom n. fogyish adj. Etymology: 18th c.: rel. to sl. fogram, of unkn. orig …   Useful english dictionary

  • fogy — fogyish, adj. fogyism, n. /foh gee/, n., pl. fogies. an excessively conservative or old fashioned person, esp. one who is intellectually dull (usually prec. by old): The board of directors were old fogies still living in the 19th century. Also,… …   Universalium

  • fogy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. See permanence. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An old fashioned person who is reluctant to change or innovate: fossil, fuddy duddy, mossback. Informal: stick in the mud. Slang: square. See NEW …   English dictionary for students

  • fogy — fo|gy [ fougi ] another spelling of fogey …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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