fogey


noun, plural fo·geys.

  1. fogy.

noun, plural fo·gies.

  1. an excessively conservative or old-fashioned person, especially one who is intellectually dull (usually preceded by old): The board of directors were old fogies still living in the 19th century.

noun plural -geys or -gies

  1. an extremely fussy, old-fashioned, or conservative person (esp in the phrase old fogey)
n.

also fogy, “an old, dull fellow,” 1780, Scottish foggie, originally “army pensioner or veteran,” perhaps connected to fogram (1775) “old-fashioned person;” or from fog in obsolete senses of “moss” or “bloated fat” (1580s).

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