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fogey definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: someone whose style is out of fashion [syn: dodo, fogy, fogey, fossil]

Merriam Webster's

noun see fogy

Oxford Reference Dictionary

var. of FOGY.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fo'gey Fo'gey, n. See Fogy.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fogy Fo"gy, n.; pl. Fogies. A dull old fellow; a person behind the times, over-conservative, or slow; -- usually preceded by old. [Written also fogie and fogey.] [Colloq.] Notorious old bore; regular old fogy. --Thackeray. Note: The word is said to be connected with the German vogt, a guard or protector. By others it is regarded as a diminutive of folk (cf. D. volkje). It is defined by Jamieson, in his Scottish Dictionary, as ``an invalid or garrison soldier,'' and is applied to the old soldiers of the Royal Hospital at Dublin, which is called the Fogies' Hospital. In the fixed habits of such persons we see the origin of the present use of the term. --Sir F. Head.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(fogies, or fogeys) Note: in AM usually use, and in BRIT sometimes use 'fogy' If you describe someone as a fogey or an old fogey, you mean that they are boring and old-fashioned. (INFORMAL) I don't want to sound like I'm some old fogy. N-COUNT [disapproval]

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Old Fogey. A nickname for an invalid soldier: derived from the French word fougeux, fierce or fiery.



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