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.
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This heritage fabric has long since shaken off its fuddy duddy image 1 say yes to the dress Give tweed an edge by teaming this frock with trainers.
As I am an old 'fuddy duddy' I despair at the distances children will have to travel to get emergency care.
I know I sound like an old fuddy duddy when I say this, but when I was your age I fell in love every other week with someone different.
I realise that, as an old fuddy duddy, I must be the odd one out with everyone else seemingly enjoying hearing what's new on Planet Vacuous.
YOU know what, I sound like a right old fuddy duddy here, but at 14 it's pretty common for your self-esteem to go AWOL.
Call me an old fuddy duddy but I would rather just have all the good ones in my bag and none of the bad ones.
I am not an old fuddy duddy but I couldn't watch him anymore.
And the best part -- there was nothing fuddy duddy about this performance.
I am a big old fuddy duddy and some of the surprises were a little too much to take."
Affectionately known as "The Fuddy Duddy," this B-17 that just happens to have green-and-yellow colors was built by Douglas Aircraft at its Long Beach, Calif., plant in 1944 and sent to the Pacific Theater where it was converted into a VIP transport plane.
VOLUNTEER army the Civil Defence wants to liven up its fuddy duddy image and get more members by becoming "cool".
'But it got to the point in 1996 where they did not have the right values associated with them and they were phased out as they were slightly old-fashioned and fuddy duddy.
Mind you, I'm not a fuddy duddy. When my wife told me she was into extreme bondage I took her to see Skyfall six times.
She calls me a fuddy duddy, but doesn't try too hard to persuade me to go out.