Definitions

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

  • n. Informal A person regarded as pompous or stiff.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who is pompous or self-important, especially one who is officious in a position of authority.
  • n. Used attributively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a bore who is extremely formal, pompous, and old-fashioned

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Examples

  • The ensemble had a go-to-hell quality that would test the nerve of any escort, let alone a stuffed shirt like Fuchs.

    Stallion Gate

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