fuddy-duddy

noun fud·dy-dud·dy \ ˈfə-dē-ˌdə-dē \

Definition of fuddy-duddy

plural fuddy-duddies
: one that is old-fashioned, unimaginative, or conservative

fuddy-duddy

adjective

Origin and Etymology of fuddy-duddy

origin unknown


FUDDY-DUDDY Defined for English Language Learners

fuddy-duddy

noun

Definition of fuddy-duddy for English Language Learners

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



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