an old fogey/fogy

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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
References in classic literature ?
At ten he was a thoughtful and sober-minded young man, at fourteen almost an old fogy.
Holtham will claim that this is hyperbole, and/or LuPone is just an old fogy who simply doesn't get it.
At the risk of getting a flood of comments telling me I'm an old fogy (sometimes you just have to take one for the team), I hope most advisors are taking this 'advice' with healthy skepticism, because it flies in the face of much of what the independent advisory industry has learned over the past 40 years or so.
Perhaps I am an old fogy, but I was disappointed in John Allen's commentary on Pope John Paul's plea for hope at Lourdes (NCR, Aug, 27), as if it were inappropriately simplistic in the face of the momentous problems of our day.
You don't have to be an old fogy or an egghead, Costas adds, to appreciate what Scully, McKay or Jack Whitaker brought to the broadcast booth--the concept that there was a way to communicate excitement not predicated solely on volume.
As a result,I'm driving around like an old fogy,barely making it to 30mph in city traffic and panic breaking every whip- stitch.
Market-based campaigns are only going to get more popular, since we're facing such a difficult time politically," says Jim Steitz, the SSC's forest-protection coordinator, and practically an old fogy at age 22.