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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-duddies all over Northern Ireland will no doubt say things like 'an absolute disgrace' and 'do you see in my day?
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FUDDY-duddies the country over will no doubt say things like 'an absolute disgrace' and 'do you see in my day?
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.
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