from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The habits or practices of a fogy; the state of being a fogy; whatever is characteristic of a fogy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun colloq. The principles and conduct of a fogy.
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- noun colloquial The principles and conduct of a
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The indisputable tendency of farmers and their wives to age so rapidly, and so early to fall into the ranks of "fogyism," is due far more to lack of variety and recreation and to dearth of intellectual stimulus than to hard labor, severe as this often is.
Negroism, "fogyism," and like epithets are too often directed to those who become animated, or rather happy, under the sound of the gospel.
But to suggest that a talented young reporter can't produce Page 1 journalism sounds to me like a case of creeping old fogyism.
His old fogyism showed up unmistakably in a short but heated argument they had had on the subject of chloroform.
But three kids, out of school and immediately bored, plus two teenaged houseguests, put the brakes on our budding old-fogyism in sharp order.
We can look forward to accomplish any labor, however difficult, but lack the conservatism which preserves the fruit of our labors -- the "old fogyism" which puts on its spectacles with most careful adjustment, after wiping the glasses for a clear sight, and at stated periods, revises its affairs to see if some screw has not worked loose.
The system which I adopted long ago, and to which I still adhere (not on account of "old fogyism," but for want of better), is as follows: I have two varnishes which I want to put into competition to test their relative merits.
For these reasons that nicely graduated mean between political recklessness and national old fogyism, which alone guarantees an enduring progress, is the object of search to all disinterested political reformers.
When articles by these opponents to suffrage appeared, the argument of youth hardly held good; and the attacks of the suffragists were quickly shifted to the ground of narrow-mindedness and old-fashioned fogyism.
This latter contains some skilful parody on old fogyism.
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