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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.
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Fuddy served as the mayor of Kalawao County on Molokai--where there is still a small population living at the site of the original colony for people with Hansen's disease.
Donations in Fuddys memory may be made to the Douglas Athletic Boosters, 23 Davis St.
The real Rod Stewart even joked with Fuddy: "You look more like me than I do, mate."
David Lindsay-Abaire, autor de muchos dramas, se atreve en esta ocasion a escribir "Fuddy Meers", una obra oscura, dulce e hilarante que llega a la comedia.
STEVEN DRUKMAN: You're producing the film version of Fuddy Meers?
ROLE REVERSAL AT ITS BEST Now I get fashion tips from an eleven year old, Who, a short time ago, in my arms did hold, My Friday baby she became, Since then life has never been the same, We have taken her with us on many a trip, From her, we get just love, no lip, Always a pleasure to us, she has been, To be with us fuddy duddies, she is still keen.
Hawaii health official Loretta "Deliana" Fuddy, MPH, ACSW, died in a small plane crash in December.
Next we'll have the fuddy duddies calling for this woman to resign.
.CALL me an old fuddy duddy but I was a bit taken aback when I saw the new Dr Who, Matt Smith, naked from the waist up save for a string of pearls snogging his girlfriend in a hotel in Palm Springs.
It might sound ridiculous but tell that to last year's victors The Fuddy Muckers - careful with the pronunciation now.
LONDON The early verdict on "Fuddy Meers" in London: David Lindsay-Abaire's play is not very fuddy--sorry, funny--at least according to the initial overnight reviews.
That's the world Claire inhabits in David Lindsay-Abaire's farce "Fuddy Meers," opening at the Arena Theatre on the University of Oregon campus on Thursday.
STUDENTS about to complete an HNC in Performing Arts at City College Coventry staged an entertaining performance based upon absurd comedy Fuddy Meers.
I am a big old fuddy duddy and some of the surprises were a little too much to take."
But I can remember, going back a lot of years, this silly old fuddy duddy saying to me drink is no crutch in life.