from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fogy.
  • Fogyish.


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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”.

    The Common Reader, Second Series

  • But Greville could not endure fogrum in himself or in his friends.

    The Common Reader, Second Series

  • Burney, perhaps, was a link between the world of ton and the world of fogrum.

    The Common Reader, Second Series

  • 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,

    The Countess and Gertrude; Or, Modes of Discipline


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