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fogy definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

also fogey noun (plural fogies; also fogeys) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1780 a person with old-fashioned ideas usually used with old fogyish or fogeyish adjective fogyism or fogeyism noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also fogey) (pl. -ies or -eys) a dull old-fashioned person (esp. old fogy). Derivatives: fogydom n. fogyish adj. Etymology: 18th c.: rel. to sl. fogram, of unkn. orig.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fogy Fo"gy, n. (Mil.) In the United States service, extra pay granted to officers for length of service. [Colloq.]

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.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. [Written also Fogey.] Conservative (in an ill sense), old fogy, fogram or fogrum.

Moby Thesaurus

Methuselah, antediluvian, antique, back number, conservationist, conservatist, conservative, dad, diehard, dodo, dotard, elder, fossil, fud, fuddy-duddy, granny, has-been, laudator temporis acti, longhair, matriarch, mid-Victorian, mossback, old believer, old crock, old dodo, old fart, old fogy, old liner, old man, old poop, old school, old woman, old-timer, patriarch, pop, pops, reactionary, regular old fogy, relic, right-winger, rightist, senile, square, standpat, standpatter, starets, stick-in-the-mud, traditionalist, ultraconservative



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