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  • n. Plural form of fuddy-duddy.


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  • Neophobes—also known as fuddy-duddies—tend to avoid it.

    Taking a Novel Approach to Life

  • No matter what happens in Wednesday's Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, you can say this about the last six years in sports: It's been a wonderful ride for purists, history buffs, musty old fogies, moss-grown fuddy-duddies, unapologetic curmudgeons and anyone who has spent the last six decades in a Cryogenic tube.

    Score One for the Ghosts of History

  • Third, it puts the Democrats in the position of having either to support the end of a federal mandate—something they tend to reflexively oppose—or to look like a bunch of old fuddy-duddies themselves.

    Old Enough to Fight, Old Enough to Drink

  • Democrats traditionally do well with the youth vote, and one reason is that they have been successful in portraying Republicans as fuddy-duddies who want to hold young people down.

    Old Enough to Fight, Old Enough to Drink

  • At the risk of aligning myself with the fuddy-duddies on the panel, I'm not convinced that their critics do understand the rigors of the jobs those panelists have.

    Old Think from New Publishers

  • "Now they're the old fuddy-duddies who are trying to keep the status quo."

    Want to Bust Some Ghosts? There's an App for That

  • In sum and without subtlety, he speaks ill of all journalists and of all newspapers, to the extent that he even misses the fairly civilized old fuddy-duddies like Angelo Rinaldi and Michel

    Marie-Laure Delorme: Provocation and Silence in Public Enemies

  • Now, just imagine if someone came along and said, you know, all these old strictures are just the work of fuddy-duddies, rules imposed by people who don't understand the contemporary bridge-building impulse.

    Bridge Building and Sacred Music

  • But the bull market we had the last two decades gave the illusion that these basic principles are only for the fuddy-duddies, and stocks have only one way to go, and that's up.

    Meena Cheng - An interview with author

  • We have been told to stop taking art so seriously, to stop being reactionary fuddy-duddies, to get with the program, to soak up the vibes, to accept "Hair" as a work of liberation.

    Sex, Drugs, Rock 'N' Roll


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