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  • adj. Characteristic of or resembling an old fogey: outdated or out of touch


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fogey +‎ -ish


  • Perlin tells this story briskly, with a touch of the faintly fogeyish longing for older versions of America that has often characterised writing by young American leftists over the last 20 years.

    Intern Nation by Ross Perlin – review

  • And perhaps it seems equally fogeyish for the Bodleian to be keeping up its ancient commitment to paper and ink with the launch of its Swindon depository (which will house low-demand items).

    Swindon provides a new sanctuary for Bodleian Library's treasures

  • And the unexceptional nature of some of his material? being fogeyish about young people's music; relating his dad's eccentric behaviour? is only just concealed by Davies's energetic, emphatic delivery.

    Greg Davies

  • But rather than dismissing Mr. Carr's thesis as old-fogeyish, as I expected, they confessed that their dependence on the Internet sometimes worries them.

    So Many Links, So Little Time

  • This may sound fogeyish, but unless one has been told that the dress is casual, I would never wear jeans to a wedding.

    agrafer - French Word-A-Day

  • He is fogeyish enough to make children learn Dryden, yet fluent enough in celebrity culture to bandy pop lyrics in Parliament: endlessly self-deprecating, yet the most indispensable minister in cabinet bar his friend George Osborne.

    Michael Gove: Minister on a learning curve

  • Jon-Tom's music tends to get a little old-fogeyish sometimes.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • But he has become the embodiment of Sunday-schooled fogeyish integrity in a journalism industry looking for heroes.

    Mr. Meacham's Magazine

  • Just as MacDonald suggests that biographical factors have an impact on the music of the Beatles, so it may be that his own life has affected his essay, which can be read - reductively - as a fogeyish complaint against post-60s/70s music and culture.

    A book to read - Revolution in the Head

  • We should run Tamzin Lightwater; then, finally — when her application is rejected — affect fogeyish surprise that in this age of media constructs and virtual reality the Tory party should still be insisting that a candidate actually exists.

    It is interesting that Sir George Young took the opportunity...


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