an old fogey/fogy

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old fogey

An older person, especially one whose views or attitudes are considered boring or old-fashioned. Ah, don't mind that old fogey. He's just cantankerous because he isn't up to speed with the way of today's youth. I've fully embraced that I'm going to be a stodgy old fogey when I get older.
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an old ˈfogey/ˈfogy

(usually disapproving) (usually of an older person) a person with very old-fashioned or traditional views, opinions, etc: I’m not such an old fogey that I can’t remember what it was like to be a student.
A young person with old-fashioned views, style of dress, etc. is sometimes called a ‘young fogey’: He’s one of the young fogies who write for the ‘Spectator’.
See also: fogey, old

old fogey

n. an old-fashioned person; an old man. My uncle is an old fogey. He must be the most old-fashioned man in the world.
See also: fogey, old
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You're young, so I understand why you don't want to hear an old fogey like me telling you that there are so many more important things in life than worrying about what you look like on Instagram but it's true.
I want there to come a time when they tell me I'm an old fogey and need to step down.
I mean, I hate to sound like an old fogey, but these kids don't know what they're missing nowadays because we got to sing and dance for our supper, you know what I mean, and we love to do that,'' Joey McIntyre, 42, said in an interview Tuesday.
Do you have to be an old fogey to appreciate that Sean and Paddy operated in an era when men were men?
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Nadir's wife, Nur "You know you are an old fogey when you try to open a car park barrier with a dry-cleaning ticket.
I know I'm at risk of sounding like an old fogey but Celebrity Big Brother, for a start, is well past its sell-by date.
The players are even putting Sinatra songs on in the dressing room, which shows what an old fogey I am.
The young radical had become an old fogey, at least in the eyes of his successors.
THIS may translate as the cranky mumblings of an old fogey swathed in twirled tweed but, pray tell -if you'll pardon the obvious alle gory -what is afoot up at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King?
He said: "I don't refuse to get e-mail because I'm an old fogey who doesn't know how to use it.
I do not want to sound like an old fogey (or perhaps I do),but none of this scrutiny would have been necessary 20 years a go.
By the way, in case you doubt Fielding is Deep Throat, we have a new candidate, Richard Moore, whom Watergate aficionados will recall as the charming old man who totally disarmed Sam Ervin's investigating committee with his "I'm an old fogey, I just can't remember" testimony.
I do not refuse to get e-mail because I'm an old fogey who doesn't know how to use it.