1. noun Someone who is old-fashioned or crotchety. Brenda's friends call her an old fuddy-duddy because she never stays out past 9 o'clock at night.
2. adjective Old-fashioned or crotchety. You look a little fuddy-duddy. You don't have to get so dressed up, we're just going to the movies.

a fuddy-duddy

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)


and fud (ˈfədidədi and fəd)
n. a stuffy person; an old-fashioned person, especially a male. There seems to be a convention of fuddy-duddies in the park today. I woke up some old fud sleeping on a park bench. He was mad.
References in classic literature ?
As that gentleman happened at the moment to be staring me squarely in the face as I stood by the roadside it was not altogether clear whether he was addressing me or his beasts; nor could I say if they were named Fuddy and Duddy and were both subjects of the imperative verb "to gee-up.
Honored at the BIAs annual business meeting and member reception, Duddy received the organization's "Above and Beyond" award, which recognizes "those individuals who have really gone the extra mile and demonstrated an extraordinary willingness and commitment to helping the organization be successful and work to further its legislative and regulatory priorities for 2006" said Mike Donahue, principal engineer of Aries Engineering and the BIAs new chair.
Harryville Homers v Lower Shankill ROBERT Duddy says his Harryville Homers are in imperious form as they look to join an elite band of clubs to have won back-to-back Junior Cups.
LORRY driver and convicted thief John Duddy fell in with Roberts and third gang member John Witney at a London club.
DEPARTING Argos boss Terry T Duddy left the retail business on a high note by raising the City's prof-profits hopes for the second time this year.
Mr Duddy took the helm in 1998 after mail order retailer GUS, Home Retail's predecessor, bought the catalogue business for PS1.
She added while Mr Duddy and Mr Ashton had earned bonuses worth 118.
Senior citizen, Barney Duddy beat a strong field of 32 players to become this year's winner of the Bank Windhoek Senior Golf Championship that took place on Friday and Saturday last week at the Windhoek Country Club.
Duddy, 85, of Jupiter, Florida, formerly of Waltham, Wellesley, Green Harbor and Northborough, MA, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2012.
Roy Duddy, interim director of the state Division of Economic Development for the last two years and a fixture at DRED for more than a decade, has announced plans to step down from his job to take a consulting position in Public Service of New Hampshire's Economic & Community Development Department.
ANDY LEE believes he and John Duddy are on an inevitable collision course.
Niall Augustine Duddy, 40, who was a director at the Specsavers store in Victoria Square, Aberdare, paid his wife and two brothers before being reported by a whistle-blower, having deprived staff of bonuses as a result of his actions, the panel heard.
NORTHERN IRELAND middleweight John Duddy returned to winning ways at Madison Square Garden as he scored a unanimous points win over Jorge 'Michi' Munoz.
NEW YORK: John Duddy of Ireland won a bloody 10-round majority decision over Walid Smichet of Tunisia, earning the promise of a future middleweight title shot against American world champion Kelly Pavlik.
BOXING: New York-based Irishman John Duddy will bid to take a further step towards a world title fight in 2008 when he meets American Matt Vanda on February 2.