In 1811, an Old Fogey was a nickname for an invalid, wounded soldier; derived from the French word fougueux (fierce or fiery).
old fogey (plural old fogies)
- (idiomatic) Old and over-conservative person.
1922, Sinclair Lewis, “28”, in Babbitt:
- "No; the Athletic. Tell you: Course they're always asking me to join the Union, but I always say, 'No, sir! Nothing doing!' I don't mind the expense but I can't stand all the old fogies."
old and over-conservative person
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- Finnish: vanha jäärä
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