fuddy-duddy

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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.
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I know I sound like an old fuddy duddy when I say this, but when I was your age I fell in love every other week with someone different.
I realise that, as an old fuddy duddy, I must be the odd one out with everyone else seemingly enjoying hearing what's new on Planet Vacuous.
Call me an old fuddy duddy but I would rather just have all the good ones in my bag and none of the bad ones.
I am not an old fuddy duddy but I couldn't watch him anymore.
She calls me a fuddy duddy, but doesn't try too hard to persuade me to go out.
And the best part -- there was nothing fuddy duddy about this performance.
I am a big old fuddy duddy and some of the surprises were a little too much to take.
I'm no old fuddy duddy but whatever happened to getting a place together, getting married (or committing to a long term relationship) prior to children arriving instead of expecting everyone else to jump into action with deeds and cash?
Affectionately known as "The Fuddy Duddy," this B-17 that just happens to have green-and-yellow colors was built by Douglas Aircraft at its Long Beach, Calif.
Fix and his crew mates flew one bombing raid on the real Fuddy Duddy.
But a fuddy duddy isn't the kind of person you'd expect to be sozzled.
VOLUNTEER army the Civil Defence wants to liven up its fuddy duddy image and get more members by becoming "cool".
But it got to the point in 1996 where they did not have the right values associated with them and they were phased out as they were slightly old-fashioned and fuddy duddy.
The Kotex sanitary towel brand is to absorb 10m [pounds sterling] of Kimberly-Clark cash in a bid to shake off its fuddy duddy thick maxi towel image and appeal to a younger audience.