fo·​gy | \ ˈfō-gē How to pronounce fogy (audio) \
variants: or less commonly fogey
plural fogies also fogeys

Definition of fogy

: a person with old-fashioned ideas usually used with old

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Other Words from fogy

fogyish or fogeyish \ ˈfō-​gē-​ish How to pronounce fogeyish (audio) \ adjective
fogyism or fogeyism \ ˈfō-​gē-​ˌi-​zəm How to pronounce fogeyism (audio) \ noun

Examples of fogy in a Sentence

old fogies who said that rap music would never last

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Old fogies might be tempted to use a browser bookmark to remember their place, but Google has a new name for this: Collections. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Google's new search features tap AI to make your Android phone and PC even smarter," 24 Sep. 2018 Even the suits, fogies and aging rebels at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were reluctant to acknowledge the movement, failing to induct Yes until earlier this year. John Adamian,, "Yestival Plays Foxwoods," 2 Aug. 2017 Mr. Cameron, who favors staying in Europe, hoped the referendum could be framed as thrusting modernists versus nostalgic old fogies. Steven Erlanger And Stephen Castle, New York Times, "Britain’s Looming E.U. Referendum Exposes Tory Squabbles," 1 Mar. 2016

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First Known Use of fogy

1792, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fogy

origin unknown

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The first known use of fogy was in 1792

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English Language Learners Definition of fogy

: a person with old-fashioned ideas

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