Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the old-fashioned or conservative ideas or tastes of a fogy.
- adj. Characteristic of a fogy
- adj. (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned
“Doubtless he is old-fogyish but from his long association with our family he knows the Forsyth traditions and what the head of the House of Forsyth should be.”
“And after that Job thought the preacher at Gold City was a little old fogyish.”
“Carelessness is engendered by the thought that such work can be handled in a rough and rapid way, and, further, by the ridicule of all these things, which we have learned to be careful about, as old-fogyish, out-of-fashion, and archaic.”
“We are thought of, and not infrequently referred to by our contemporaries, as old-fogyish, and out of date.”
“David might some day come to know that there was a fogyish, bachelor doctor who was almost a father in the same sort of way -- almost, but not quite, for the child had been left not to him, but to her.”
“It was formed in the beginning by a number of seceders from the local Women's Club, who, disappointed in their office-seeking ambitions and deeming the club old-fashioned and old-fogyish in its ideas, had elected to form an organization of their own.”
“I won't have you call yourself old -- or fogyish, either!”
“I was a very old lady - much of my physical strength abated - and old people by reason of age were almost sure to become garrulous, talked too much (if they have impatient kinspeople) and were set in their ways of thinking as well as of saying and doing things, and are old-fogyish in regard to modern methods and activities.”
“I was old-fogyish enough to suppose that in your official capacity you were the servant of the people, and that both”
“Some are lively, some dull, some progressive, some old-fogyish, some moral, some immoral -- the result of the character of the early settlers and leading spirits, of the place in question.”
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