fogey

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Borrowed from Scots foggie, fogie (noun), perhaps derived from Scots foggie (covered with moss or lichen; mossy, adj), from Scots fog (moss; lichen), equivalent to fog (moss) +‎ -y. Further origin uncertain. More at fog.

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fogey (plural fogies or fogeys)

  1. A dull old fellow; a person behind the times, over-conservative, or slow – usually preceded by old.

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