fuddy-duddy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, c. 1900 US

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fuddy-duddy (plural fuddy-duddies)

  1. (US, informal) An old-fashioned, persnickety or ineffective person.
    My grandma is a fuddy-duddy when it comes to keeping her house clean.

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