noun, plural fo·geys.
noun, plural fo·gies.
- 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
- an extremely fussy, old-fashioned, or conservative person (esp in the phrase old fogey)
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).