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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A young person who acts older than they are, due to conservative and/or outdated beliefs and behaviors. A play on the more common phrase "old fogey"—and older person with outdated ideals.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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Young Fogeys act like their dads but 20 years too soon - and Virtual Villagers are hi-tech hermits who work from remote locations.
Are things so desperate that you have to resort to trying to appeal to teenagers, because they have more disposable income than old fogeys like me?
But security bosses want to wrest control from the old fogeys, who got their nickname because of their 18th century costumes.
It felt like a well-intentioned insult but the crowd did their best to show they aren't fogeys, going wild during Fortune Faded, Otherside and The Zephyr Song.
There is something wrong in Stratford, because there is the perception of it being where boring old fogeys go, where rich people go.
Half of us poor old fogeys will be dead or too doddery to benefit from a free bus ride in 2003.
But his gloating over the demise of the pools, which previous passing remarks of his suggest he sees as run by old fogeys for older ones, was a kind of self-contradiction.
One wonders what the MTV demographic will make of all those fogeys crowding their sacred screen; the show probably makes more sense on MTV's sister network VH-1.
He urged a more tolerant attitude to relationships other than marriage, such as homosexuality, saying his party "have to live comfortably in our own time, rather than be fogeys wishing we had lived in some time or in some place else.
HUMILIATED David Cameron yesterday admitted his plans for more women MPs have been thwarted by sexist Tory old fogeys.
She said: 'Apparently I, according to the producers, am part of the old fogeys who are no longer interesting.
A few old fogeys from the Press would much rather watch the Spice Girls and Britney Spears from the comfort of their couch than see a well-balanced, well-organised festival where you can pitch your tent and let the music play on, but the young people of Ireland are adamant that they need another Witnness, and must have another Witnness in 2001.
Those old fogeys who make the rules should get with it.
The regular series is hosted by Josie D'Arby - and old fogeys are banned from the set
SOME old fogeys might think there isn't a lot of difference between the sounds made by the pop group Oasis and a herd of bellowing cows.