from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fogy.
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What gentleman will you ever find that will bear with a learned wife? except some mere downright fogrum, that no young lady of fashion could endure. '
Thomson's Spring; and though Lionel, with a loud shout, cried: 'Do you think I come hither for such fogrum stuff as that?' and ran out of the shop; the 'wrapt enthusiast' continued reading aloud, too much delighted with the pathos of his own voice in expressing the sentiments of the poet, to deny himself a regale so soothing to his ears.
For if there was one thing that the descendant of the friend of Sir Philip Sidney detested it was what he called “fogrum”.
But Greville could not endure fogrum in himself or in his friends.
Burney, perhaps, was a link between the world of ton and the world of fogrum.
I've ordered all my clothes from town; so you'll come smart; not in your old fogrum style; and bring all the girls and them ladies; and Mudd will come, I know, of course; for he knows he's one of my flirts, and we shall give a gala-breakfast, arid drive off all toge - ther in a string, from the park-gates: breakfast exactly at ten, so you must be early; the review,