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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.
See also: fogey, old

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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So, yes, I am an old fogey but I know which generation was the better behaved and more responsible.
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Out went his boring old fogey suits and in came designer labels coupled with rugged gear for the outdoor look.
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I'm not an old fogey, but allowing young girls the option of making out at the weekend because they can rub out mistakes on Monday is ludicrous and unhelpful.
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?
I have to admit Ive been totally rumbled in this case as an out-of-touch old fogey," Judge Jeffrey Rucker confessed at Southwark Crown Court.
Hey, even we old fogey conservatives are getting sort of tired of all the Bill Clinton bashing we keep hearing.
We have the Festival of Light coming soon and even an old fogey like me can see that everyone has lots of fun and it brings people together.
I have high hope for this series that it will be far more enjoyable than its old fogey equivalent Watchdog.
You can call me an old fogey but even going back to my day it's insane to think about playing four weeks in a row as Wexford have had to do.
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.
I HATE to sound like an old fogey but I don't like the way they print cheques either.
I do not refuse to get e-mail because I'm an old fogey who doesn't know how to use it.
MICHAEL Gove sounds increasingly like an old fogey stuck in the 1950s.