mossback mossback

Definition(s):

  • (n) an extremely old-fashioned conservative

Usage(s):

  1. One such mossback, presumably, was 74-year-old Nikolai Baibakov, who was ousted as the head of Gosplan, the Soviet economic planning committee.
  2. Rausch's six-month rule may strike some as draconian, but the bishop is no mossback.

News

  • The Mossback Guide to Giftgiving

    We're not sure how nice he's been this year, but Mossback Knute Berger has a Christmas shopping list to make any heritage nut purr.
    on December 19, 2013     Source: Crosscut

Quotes

  • "I just vote as if I were a ferocious old mossback conservative when it comes to language," said the author Roy Blount Jr. "It's up to me to save the distinction between 'whether' and 'if'. I should go along with a stick and hit people on the...
    on Dec 29, 2006 By: Roy Blount, Jr. Source: Bangkok Post

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