fuddy-duddy

noun
fud·​dy-dud·​dy | \ ˈfə-dē-ˌdə-dē How to pronounce fuddy-duddy (audio) \
plural fuddy-duddies

Definition of fuddy-duddy

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

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fuddy-duddy adjective

First Known Use of fuddy-duddy

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fuddy-duddy

origin unknown

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The first known use of fuddy-duddy was in 1868

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“Fuddy-duddy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuddy-duddy. Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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fuddy-duddy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fuddy-duddy

informal + disapproving : a person with old-fashioned or conservative ideas and attitudes

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