Mossback definition

môsbăk, mŏs-
(informal) An extremely conservative or old-fashioned person.
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An old sluggish fish.
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An old turtle with a growth of algae on its back.
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An old fish, shellfish, turtle, etc. with a greenish growth of algae, etc. over the back.
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(informal) An old-fashioned or very conservative person.
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A turtle that, because of its age, has a growth of algae on its back.
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(by extension) A very conservative or reactionary person, especially one with old-fashioned views.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mossback
Plural:
mossbacks

Origin of mossback