Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An old-fashioned, fussy person.

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  • n. An old-fashioned, persnickety or ineffective person.

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  • n. a conservative who is old-fashioned or dull in attitude or appearance

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Origin unknown.

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Unknown, c. 1900 US

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