Etymology
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fuddy-duddy (n.)

"old-fashioned person," 1871, American English, of uncertain origin.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of fuddy-duddy from WordNet

fuddy-duddy (n.)
a conservative who is old-fashioned or dull in attitude or appearance;
you may accuse me of being and old fuddy-duddy trying to stop young people having fun
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