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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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"I resigned under duress - they are fuddy-duddies."
FUDDY-DUDDIES have six months to get used to the idea, but the Sugababes are coming to Ascot.
I would willingly champion a cause if I thought that we old fuddy-duddies could get enough support.
FUDDY-duddies all over Northern Ireland will no doubt say things like 'an absolute disgrace' and 'do you see in my day?' when they get wind of the visit of Cradle Of Filth, one of Britain's most dastardly metal bands of all time.
In fact, fire-fighters, along with workmen and an aerobics teacher, will feature in his Pounds 422,000 campaign aimed at encouraging manual workers to become JPs and at challenging the view of them being ``out-of-touch fuddy-duddies''.
The Lord Chancellor's Department said the campaign was designed to "challenge the prevailing view of magistrates being out-of-touch fuddy-duddies".
Quinten Hann's shocking `hard break' really got Dennis Taylor's goat (until he issued a snivelling apology) and White's flashpoint left BBC fuddy-duddies Stubbsy and Davis visibly shaken.
FUDDY-duddies the country over will no doubt say things like 'an absolute disgrace' and 'do you see in my day?' when they get wind of the visit of Cradle Of Filth, one of Britain's most dastardly metal bands of all time.
That should get some of the old fuddy-duddies on their feet, eh?
"But the minute a few fuddy-duddies began to complain they just pulled the ad without even having the courtesy to inform us.
Jack Walker was left fuming yesterday by soccer fuddy-duddies who have stopped him handing Chris Sutton the No.9 shirt.