- n. Plural form of fuddy-duddy.
“Neophobes—also known as fuddy-duddies—tend to avoid it.”
“No matter what happens in Wednesday's Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, you can say this about the last six years in sports: It's been a wonderful ride for purists, history buffs, musty old fogies, moss-grown fuddy-duddies, unapologetic curmudgeons and anyone who has spent the last six decades in a Cryogenic tube.”
“Third, it puts the Democrats in the position of having either to support the end of a federal mandate—something they tend to reflexively oppose—or to look like a bunch of old fuddy-duddies themselves.”
“Democrats traditionally do well with the youth vote, and one reason is that they have been successful in portraying Republicans as fuddy-duddies who want to hold young people down.”
“At the risk of aligning myself with the fuddy-duddies on the panel, I'm not convinced that their critics do understand the rigors of the jobs those panelists have.”
“Now they're the old fuddy-duddies who are trying to keep the status quo.”
“In sum and without subtlety, he speaks ill of all journalists and of all newspapers, to the extent that he even misses the fairly civilized old fuddy-duddies like Angelo Rinaldi and Michel”
“Now, just imagine if someone came along and said, you know, all these old strictures are just the work of fuddy-duddies, rules imposed by people who don't understand the contemporary bridge-building impulse.”
“But the bull market we had the last two decades gave the illusion that these basic principles are only for the fuddy-duddies, and stocks have only one way to go, and that's up.”
“We have been told to stop taking art so seriously, to stop being reactionary fuddy-duddies, to get with the program, to soak up the vibes, to accept "Hair" as a work of liberation.”
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