stuffed shirt

noun

Definition of stuffed shirt 

: a smug, conceited, and usually pompous person often with an inflexibly conservative or reactionary attitude

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Synonyms & Antonyms for stuffed shirt

Synonyms

antediluvian, fogy (also fogey), fossil, fuddy-duddy, reactionary, stick-in-the-mud

Antonyms

hipster, modern, trendy

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Examples of stuffed shirt in a Sentence

the stuffed shirts in this organization don't seem to realize that without new blood our extinction is inevitable

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For this case, he has been contracted by a bunch of white-haired stuffed shirts with medals on their chests to find anyone who enabled the Kansas City suicide bombers, who crossed into the United States via the Mexican border. Katie Walsh, Detroit Free Press, "Review: ‘Sicario’ sequel is relentlessly grim," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of stuffed shirt

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stuffed shirt was in 1904

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stuffed shirt

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stuffed shirt

: a person who behaves in a very formal way and expects to be treated as someone very important

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