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fuddy-duddy

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.

fuddy-duddy

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.

fud

verb
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This article seeks to explain FUDs, how to transform them into a powerful advantage and how to apply that concept to an area of interest for nearly all growing brands: financing.
It's my hunch that most FUD managers are not now nor have ever been "people persons," and have never sought out a leadership role directly.
The bonding strength is increased with spinning time because a longer spin friction time produces larger Fud and Fpd.
When applying the FUD rule, any negative results lead to more negative results, and it becomes a downward spiral toward inaction, depression and ultimately failure if left unaddressed.
The real challenge is obvious once you clear away the FUD.
Yet how to do just that and what combination of technologies and capabilities will deliver the goods is the subject of tremendous FUD right now, as upwards of fifty vendors frantically scramble for customers in an embryonic market.
But Microsoft is invoking that principal to defend its own actions, which he maintains are indefensible: "Gates & Co has an egregious history of using lies, bullying and covert FUD against its opponents.
Ond pan nes i son wrth fy chwaer a fy modryb a fy mam, roedden nhw'n fud.
TaitnE[degrees]onn se go mEr liom an gharsprioc is deanaE[degrees] seo a bhaint amach le linn Bhliain na Gaeilge bliain atEi tiomnaithe do phrEifE[degrees]l na teanga a ardE[bar] ar fud na hEeireann.
Mae anian oll yn canu 'nghyd 'Does dim yn fyddar nac yn fud Mae o fiwsig yn y byd, Na thybiodd dyn erioed.
lt;p>But simply crying FUD may hinder open source adoption more than it helps.
Yr oeddwn yn edmygydd mawr o'i ddoniau a chofiaf un tro pan wnaeth argraff fawr, nid yn unig arnaf i, ond hefyd ar lond neuadd fawr a phawb yn eistedd yn fud wrth wrando arno'n darllen.
Take it seriously, but do not be panicked by vendor FUD - that is 'Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt'.
So, an emerging market slouches toward any number of "portal" conferences, leaving a trail of FUD behind it.
Oracle FUD," written by executive editor Doug Henschen, provides an extensive analysis of the database market faceoff between incumbent vendor Oracle and newcomer SAP