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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, fogy, old

old codger/coot/fogy

Unflattering names for an elderly man. Old codger, dating from the mid-1700s, may imply that he is testy or crusty, whereas old coot, from the mid-1800s, indicates he is silly or ignorant. As for an old fogy, he may be hidebound in tradition. None of these is a desirable epithet, or, as Terrel Bell put it, “There’s only one thing worse than an old fogy, and that’s a young fogy” (commencement address at Longwood College, Virginia, June 17, 1985). A newer and decidedly vulgar synonym is old fart, dating from the first half of the 1900s. Phil Donahue said it of himself on his NBC television show in 1992: “I didn’t always look like an old fart like this.”
See also: codger, coot, fogy, old
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He described the Reform Paper as "incomplete to reach real reforms, due to its fogy and generalized approaches".
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The kid figured you for a decrepit old fogy, and just didn't fancy the idea of having to help cart a corpse out of the train at Newmarket.
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.
I also heard a family member (I won't say of which generation) go: 'The old fogy is getting deaf.' But I had clearly heard what had gone before and I heard that 'old fogy' thing too.
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.
At the risk of sounding like an "old fogy," I can't help but think that many of today's youth are missing the same opportunity for mentorship that I had.
Has the world changed that much, or am I just an old fogy? As a youngster, I spent my life outdoors -- still do.
"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.
Surreal Madrid and HD Fogy both picked up their first points of the season in a lively 3-3 draw on the indoor courts.
Wilson and Terry Fogy that appeared in the October 2000 issue of Social Education describing her teaching at Booker T.
ANY OF THE THREE STORIES in this set would have made a good storyboard for a tearjerker film of the type common in Egyptian cinema of the forties and fifties: a gullible peasant virgin is seduced by the landowner's sophisticated son; a true love, believed dead, resurfaces to find his heart's desire married off to his rival; a young bride eagerly accepts a wealthy old fogy as her groom, only to be bored to tears and seek out an adulterous affair.
"Will & Grace" star Eric McCormack has some younger fans (also of the tube persuasion), but they'll be disappointed by the lack of wit to his role, that of a young fogy baffling sprightly geezers.