stuffed shirt

noun
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of stuffed shirt

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

Examples of stuffed shirt in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of stuffed shirt

1904

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STUFFED SHIRT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of stuffed shirt for English Language Learners

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



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