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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Even Prince Charles seems more of a fuddy-duddy than a modern daddy.
Despite being in my forties, I am not a Colonel Blimp, a Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells or a fuddy-duddy, although I'm not sure why the views of the older racegoer are deemed so irrelevant by RFC.
Without wanting to sound like a bit of a fuddy-duddy, what is TV coming to?
MY, Les Vye-Parminter is a fuddy-duddy (Viewpoints, December 15) - Katherine Jenkins' number and dress were great fun.
Q:CALL me a fuddy-duddy, but give me meat and three veg and an old-fashioned pudding and I'm happy.
Russell Crowe - who showed up at the premiere of his film Master And Commander at the Leicester Square Odeon on Monday night with pregnant wife Danielle - reassured us that having their son will not turn him into a fuddy-duddy.
His wryly subversive 1997 feature-film bow, Love and Death on Long Island, featuring John Hurt as a fuddy-duddy magnificently obsessed with B-flick hottie Jason Priestley, had critics and audiences marking him as a major new filmmaker.
They see him, at best, as a sphinx without a riddle, a fuddy-duddy Viennese biologist dispensing mental-health placebos to middle-class neurotics.
To confess that multiple-piercings make you shudder is to label oneself a fuddy-duddy, I guess, but I find that the fashion is too close to self-mutilation for comfort.