stick-in-the-mud

noun
\ ˈstik-ən-t͟hə-ˌməd How to pronounce stick-in-the-mud (audio) \

Definition of stick-in-the-mud

: one who is slow, old-fashioned, or unprogressive especially : an old fogy

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First Known Use of stick-in-the-mud

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stick-in-the-mud was in 1832

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Dictionary Entries Near stick-in-the-mud

stick in someone's mind/memory

stick-in-the-mud

stickit

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“Stick-in-the-mud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stick-in-the-mud. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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