Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Ragged; tattered; having a disreputable appearance.
- n. A little rag.
“Have I become such a fuddy duddy post mid-life crisis?”
“I am no fuddy duddy but I am embarrassed by my wife's behavior.”
“Maybe I am an old fuddy duddy but there is something pleasing about opening a bottle that has a real cork.”
“Chrysler, in an apparent attempt to shed its fuddy-duddy image after all, they boast about being the originator and ruler of the minivan world, for a buddy-buddy one, tried desperately to show the world they were hip during an overly scripted press conference.”
“Meanwhile, Vogue dresses Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in pretty clothes and claims that she could never, ever wear such things in "fuddy-duddy" D.C. Our critic Robin Givhan calls out Vogue (and maybe Gillibrand?), saying there's "nothing career-damaging, gossip-worthy or problematic" by D.C. standards in the senator's fashion-spread clothes, and in fact, plenty of women here dress like that, so get over yourself, New Yorkers.”
““Negro dialect” is a fuddy-duddy term for what some have called Ebonics, Black English, and other things, and it is a real linguistic phenomenon.”
“London and Paris perhaps - fuddy duddy DC, um not so much.”
“I'll be the first to admit I'm the originally fuddy-duddy, but there's something about this anime-style, Facebook approach to the periodic table that's remarkably engaging.”
“So the image of the bespectacled fuddy-duddy in his dusty library is a straw man: I would hazard that print publishing experts are actually on the cutting edge of new media.”
“The GOP will go back to the old plan and nominate someone who is relatively sane, but not too much of a fuddy-duddy or a novice.”
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