from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of fogy.
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- n. A dull old fellow; a person behind the times, over-conservative, or slow; -- usually preceded by old.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See fogy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone whose style is out of fashion
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I'm very pleased to have a new word in my vocabulary to use in the defence of young people and the attacking of the kind of fogey-ness that attends many, many discussions of young people, young people's behaviour, young people's books etc etc et bloody cetera.
Pathetic is the word that aptly described this fogey.
It's telling that in our culture someone who becomes associated with beliefs such as these is lampooned as a pathetic fogey who apparently thinks those old books are important or something.
How did my great anti-establishment hero come to morph so easily into the "SirIan" old fogey of present-day Test match commentary?
True, I did watch Countryfile at the weekend fly fishing on the river Usk, hell yeah! but I fail to see anything fogey about refusing to join a virtual reality cult.
If you don't know what a Twitter Jockey is, don't feel like too much of a fogey, it seems like MTV is still figuring out what that means too.
None other than older fogey rocket man Werner von Braun himself.
Am I just an old fogey, or is it really true that popular music of this era is far better than anything since?
The subject can seem ridiculously fogey-ish and fusty.
Hari was particularly frustrating, for not only was he a young fogey who supported the war in Iraq, he was constantly used as an excuse for not letting me have a column in the paper.