Definition of mouldy fig in US English:

mouldy fig

(US moldy fig)

noun

US
informal
  • 1Jazz. A supporter or performer of traditional jazz as opposed to bebop.

  • 2A person holding very traditional or conservative views.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Esquire Magazine. From mouldy + fig, apparently originally used as a humorous pen-name.

Pronunciation

mouldy fig

/ˌməʊldɪ ˈfɪɡ/