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Meaning of FOGY

Pronunciation:  'fowgee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (informal) someone whose style is out of fashion
 

FOGY is a 4 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: dodo, fogey, fossil
 
 See Also: old person, oldster, senior citizen

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Fo"gy\, n.; pl. {Fogies}.
    A dull old fellow; a person behind the times,
    over-conservative, or slow; -- usually preceded by old.
    [Written also {fogie} and {fogey}.] [Colloq.]
    
          Notorious old bore; regular old fogy.    --Thackeray.
    
    Note: The word is said to be connected with the German vogt,
          a guard or protector. By others it is regarded as a
          diminutive of folk (cf. D. volkje). It is defined by
          Jamieson, in his Scottish Dictionary, as ``an invalid
          or garrison soldier,'' and is applied to the old
          soldiers of the Royal Hospital at Dublin, which is
          called the Fogies' Hospital. In the fixed habits of
          such persons we see the origin of the present use of
          the term. --Sir F. Head.
    
    
  2. \Fo"gy\, n. (Mil.)
    In the United States service, extra pay granted to officers
    for length of service. [Colloq.]
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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