One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Jazz. A supporter or performer of traditional jazz as opposed to bebop.
2A person holding very traditional or conservative views.
1940s; earliest use found in Esquire Magazine. From mouldy + fig, apparently originally used as a humorous pen-name.
mouldy fig/ˌməʊldɪ ˈfɪɡ/
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