fuddy-duddy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown, c. 1900 US

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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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