stuffed shirt


Definition of stuffed shirt

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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of stuffed shirt

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

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