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.
References in classic literature ?
As that gentleman happened at the moment to be staring me squarely in the face as I stood by the roadside it was not altogether clear whether he was addressing me or his beasts; nor could I say if they were named Fuddy and Duddy and were both subjects of the imperative verb "to gee-up." Anyhow the command produced no effect on us, and the queer little man removed his eyes from mine long enough to spear Fuddy and Duddy alternately with a long pole, remarking, quietly but with feeling: "Dern your skin," as if they enjoyed that integument in common.
ROBERT DUDDY admits Harryville Homers never know when they are beaten after they staged a late fightback against Plunkett to edge closer to their league and cup treble dream.
Brendan Duddy, 80, worked tirelessly for 20 years and took risks to create trust and the conditions for dialogue, mourners were told.
Broadcaster Peter Taylor paid tribute at Duddy's funeral in St Eugene's Cathedral in Londonderry.
DEPARTING Argos boss Terry T Duddy left the retail business on a high note by raising the City's prof-profits hopes for the second time this year.
Mr Duddy took the helm in 1998 after mail order retailer GUS, Home Retail's predecessor, bought the catalogue business for PS1.9billion.
Terry Duddy earned PS1.56m in pay and perks during the year to the start of March, up from PS1.1m a year earlier, even though the retailer posted a 10% decline in pre-tax profits to PS91m in 2012-13.
Senior citizen, Barney Duddy beat a strong field of 32 players to become this year's winner of the Bank Windhoek Senior Golf Championship that took place on Friday and Saturday last week at the Windhoek Country Club.
Duddy, 85, of Jupiter, Florida, formerly of Waltham, Wellesley, Green Harbor and Northborough, MA, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2012.
Roy Duddy, interim director of the state Division of Economic Development for the last two years and a fixture at DRED for more than a decade, has announced plans to step down from his job to take a consulting position in Public Service of New Hampshire's Economic & Community Development Department.
ANDY LEE believes he and John Duddy are on an inevitable collision course.
Niall Augustine Duddy, 40, who was a director at the Specsavers store in Victoria Square, Aberdare, paid his wife and two brothers before being reported by a whistle-blower, having deprived staff of bonuses as a result of his actions, the panel heard.
NORTHERN IRELAND middleweight John Duddy returned to winning ways at Madison Square Garden as he scored a unanimous points win over Jorge 'Michi' Munoz.
NEW YORK: John Duddy of Ireland won a bloody 10-round majority decision over Walid Smichet of Tunisia, earning the promise of a future middleweight title shot against American world champion Kelly Pavlik.
BOXING: New York-based Irishman John Duddy will bid to take a further step towards a world title fight in 2008 when he meets American Matt Vanda on February 2.