a fuddy-duddy

a fuddy-duddy

  (informal)
someone who has old-fashioned ideas and dresses in an old-fashioned way You don't want to take any notice of her, she's just a pompous old fuddy-duddy! (informal)
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Even Prince Charles seems more of a fuddy-duddy than a modern daddy.
Despite being in my forties, I am not a Colonel Blimp, a Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells or a fuddy-duddy, although I'm not sure why the views of the older racegoer are deemed so irrelevant by RFC.
Without wanting to sound like a bit of a fuddy-duddy, what is TV coming to?
MY, Les Vye-Parminter is a fuddy-duddy (Viewpoints, December 15) - Katherine Jenkins' number and dress were great fun.
Q:CALL me a fuddy-duddy, but give me meat and three veg and an old-fashioned pudding and I'm happy.
Russell Crowe - who showed up at the premiere of his film Master And Commander at the Leicester Square Odeon on Monday night with pregnant wife Danielle - reassured us that having their son will not turn him into a fuddy-duddy.
His wryly subversive 1997 feature-film bow, Love and Death on Long Island, featuring John Hurt as a fuddy-duddy magnificently obsessed with B-flick hottie Jason Priestley, had critics and audiences marking him as a major new filmmaker.
They see him, at best, as a sphinx without a riddle, a fuddy-duddy Viennese biologist dispensing mental-health placebos to middle-class neurotics.
To confess that multiple-piercings make you shudder is to label oneself a fuddy-duddy, I guess, but I find that the fashion is too close to self-mutilation for comfort.