stick–in–the–mud

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noun \ˈstik-ən-thə-ˌməd\

Definition of stick–in–the–mud

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

First Known Use of stick–in–the–mud

1733


STICK–IN–THE–MUD Defined for English Language Learners

stick-in-the-mud

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Definition of stick–in–the–mud for English Language Learners

  • : someone who has old-fashioned ideas or who does not like trying new or exciting things


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