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It is at best the act of a fogey and always an easy thing to do, as there are so few people who can contradict one.

But when my slightly contemptuous companion spoke I had no answer, felt out of date and dull, a fogey and an idle man.

One old German fogey wanted to have all the letters on the German typewriters changed to German script.

Her people are hastening to bring from hidden coves things once discarded as fogey.

She said to herself that she was rapidly developing into a fogey, and must rigorously combat the grievous tendency.

WORD ORIGIN

also fogy, "an old, dull fellow," 1780, Scottish foggie, originally "army pensioner or veteran," perhaps connected to fogram (1775) "old-fashioned person;" or from fog in obsolete senses of "moss" or "bloated fat" (1580s).

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