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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