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fuddy-duddy

  
  ( fuddy-duddies    plural  ) If you describe someone as a fuddy-duddy, you are criticizing or making fun of them because they are old-fashioned in their appearance or attitudes.  
OLD-FASHIONED      n-count  
  (disapproval)   
He didn't want all those old fuddy-duddies around.     
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fuddy-duddy

  

      n   back number     (informal)   conservative, dinosaur, dodo     (informal)   fossil, museum piece, (old) fogey, square     (informal)   stick-in-the-mud     (informal)   stuffed shirt     (informal)  

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fuddled, faddy, fund, fury

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