fogy

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

fogy (plural fogies)

  1. Alternative spelling of fogey
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter IX, The Younger Set:
      “Heavens!” exclaimed Nina, “the blue-stocking and the fogy!—and yours are pale blue, Eileen!—you’re about as self-conscious as Drina—slumping there with your hair tumbling à la Mérode! Oh, it's very picturesque, of course, but a straight spine and good grooming is better. []
  2. (US, military, dated, slang) Extra pay granted to officers for length of service.

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Finno-Ugric *pučɜ- (to lessen, decrease). [1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fogy

  1. (intransitive) to lessen, decrease, diminish
  2. (intransitive) to lose weight (become thinner)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Entry #805 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  2. ^ Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, ISBN 963 7094 01 6