fuddy–duddy

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noun fud·dy–dud·dy \ˈfə-dē-ˌdə-dē\

Definition of fuddy–duddy

plural

fuddy–duddies

  1. :  one that is old-fashioned, unimaginative, or conservative

fuddy–duddy

adjective

Origin and Etymology of fuddy–duddy

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1904


FUDDY–DUDDY Defined for English Language Learners

fuddy–duddy

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noun fud·dy–dud·dy \ˈfə-dē-ˌdə-dē\

Definition of fuddy–duddy for English Language Learners

  • : a person with old-fashioned or conservative ideas and attitudes


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