Fuddy-duddy meaning

fŭdē-dŭdē
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An old-fashioned, fussy person.
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A fussy, critical person.
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A person regarded as being limited by old-fashioned customs, tastes, beliefs, etc.
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Alternative form of fuddy-duddy.
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(US, informal) An old-fashioned, persnickety or ineffective person.

My grandma is a fuddy-duddy when it comes to keeping her house clean.

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Origin of fuddy-duddy

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Unknown, c. 1900 US

    From Wiktionary