fuddy-duddy fuddy-duddy

Definition(s):

  • (n) a conservative who is old-fashioned or dull in attitude or appearance

Usage(s):

  1. I'm certainly not a 'younger worker' and I find these tips pretty fuddy-duddy indeed.
  2. Sir: Maybe I am just an old fuddy-duddy but they all spell risqu to me.
  3. But there is another, subterranean world of people with aliases and attitudes that makes the Internet seem almost fuddy-duddy.

News

  • Bourbon shoulders its way into spirits spotlight

    American whiskey is winning the world over, as formerly fuddy-duddy brown spirits are starting to look as white-hot as vodka. In 2012, for the first time in recent memory, whiskey sales increased faster than those of vodka, gin, tequila and other spirits.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

Quotes

  1. Carey explains, "I don't see what the big deal is. Should I be with an old fuddy-duddy who would be boring and bleak? I have fun. It doesn't really matter to me. I've already dealt with someone who was older than me. I don't want to go back there....
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Mariah Carey Source: Contactmusic.com

  2. "As it is, I don't even find golf the most exciting sport to watch," Flanagan told The Daily Telegraph. "Golf is trying to get rid of the fuddy-duddy old image to get bigger crowds and younger people. It's the same in every sport. There's...
    on Nov 27, 2007 By: Nick Flanagan Source: Daily Telegraph

  3. "About 30% is me," says Nobbs. "I couldn't do it on my own because I live in North Yorkshire, down a track outside a small village, and I'm out of touch with office life and all the jargon. But maybe I'm not that much of a fuddy-duddy. There...
    on Apr 18, 2009 By: David Nobbs Source: Scotland on Sunday

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