Mossback meaning

môs'băk', mŏs'-
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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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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Origin of mossback

moss +"Ž back