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A very old-fashioned or conservative person.‘a bunch of old fogeys’
conventionalist, traditionalist, orthodox person, conservative, bourgeois, old fogey, stickler, formalist, diehard, reactionaryView synonyms
- ‘The twins were still making life hell for the old fogies around us with their incessant ‘Beatlemania’ style screaming.’
- ‘A 34-year-old watching TV could thus imagine that ‘really’ he was spiritually 20, unlike those old fogies of 35.’
- ‘We spend our days in a teeny tiny office, typing in medical details for old fogies and climbing over staff to reach the shelves to file things.’
- ‘No philosopher would jettison Plato just because it's old fashioned, nor would anyone mock the old fogy Whitman.’
- ‘This probably means I am officially an old fogey.’
- ‘And if you've played for several seasons, you'd know not to underestimate the wiliness of the old fogies.’
- ‘You look at the old fogies and you snigger, and then you shock yourself when you calculate how few years there are between you and them.’
- ‘The ad tells us that she is young and hip and will tell us fogies what ‘phat’ means.’
- ‘Isn't that what an old fogey's supposed to say?’
- ‘I'm such an old fogey that I can't remember ever having to crack out the crayons, Play Doh, and paints for my homework in high school.’
- ‘Yeah, but neither of us is old enough really to be a fogy about this.’
- ‘The drop-out rate, even among the old knickers-clad, lathi-wielding fogies, is alarming.’
- ‘It's the competitive edge that keeps a lot of us old fogies going.’
- ‘He placed his faith in a stiff upper lip, and the grassroots who loved him were old fogeys.’
- ‘Standing in queues is not easy for us old fogeys with worn-out joints.’
- ‘Why else would I be cheering on self-promoting snakes like Morgan and reactionary fogeys like Moore?’
- ‘It's all very well for old fogies, with their pensions and their paid-up mortgages, to wander ghost-like about their business in a tatty, run-down town, resisting change.’
- ‘And I ended, as old fogies are entitled to do by slagging off today's so-called operating systems, describing them as crude and inelegant.’
- ‘Cantankerous critics like me will be dismissed as fussy old fogies.’
- ‘This Charles question is not really about him being a fogey with hopelessly reactionary ideas.’
Late 18th century: related to earlier slang fogram, of unknown origin.
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