- a fussy, critical person
- a person regarded as being limited by old-fashioned customs, tastes, beliefs, etc.
Origin of fuddy-duddyreduplicated, reduplication , probably based on dialect, dialectal fud, buttocks
An old-fashioned, fussy person.
Origin of fuddy-duddyOrigin unknown
- Alternative form of fuddy-duddy.
Unknown, c. 1900 US