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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

young fogey

A young person who acts older than they are, due to conservative and/or outdated beliefs and behaviors. A play on the more common phrase "old fogey"—and older person with outdated ideals. Primarily heard in UK. You don't want to come to the club? Ah, you're such a young fogey. I can't believe you're going to bed early on a Saturday night so that you can go to church in the morning—you're such a young fogey!
See also: fogey, young

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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It is often said that the older generation hate change but veteran Jimmy White is still more maverick than old fogey and he has welcomed Barry Hearn's attempts to inject more excitement into the game.
Unfortunately, there are few things that mark you out as an old fogey more than an obsession with misused apostrophes, split infinitives and wrongly declined verbs.
Also, please spare the embarrassment of an 81-year-old absent-minded old fogey by not printing my name and address
Maureen Messent was right - it's about time that old fogey (my mom calls him that and she's 83) Bruce Forsyth retired.
The young radical had become an old fogey, at least in the eyes of his successors.
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?
Britain's oldest fogey, Jacob Rees-Mogg, (born somewhere between Hadrian laying the last brick on his wall and the repeal of The Corn Laws) is celebrating the birth of his sixth child.
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The players are even putting Sinatra songs on in the dressing room, which shows what an old fogey I am.
Two Spaniards, Juan Quiros and Jose Rivero, also have chances but it looks like Romero ahead of new fogey on the block Costantino Rocca, who recently won the Irish Seniors Open and is a past winner of the PGA Championship on the neighbouring West course in his main-tour days.
He'd formed his own quintet by the early 1980s and, as a young fogey, caused quite a stir and raised eyebrows with his virtuoso grasp of vintage mainstream jazz.
By the way, in case you doubt Fielding is Deep Throat, we have a new candidate, Richard Moore, whom Watergate aficionados will recall as the charming old man who totally disarmed Sam Ervin's investigating committee with his "I'm an old fogey, I just can't remember" testimony.
Out went his boring old fogey suits and in came designer labels coupled with rugged gear for the outdoor look.
Their big trouble is, the alternative might be a young fogey.