EnglishEdit

NounEdit

fogy (plural fogies)

  1. Alternative spelling of fogey
    • 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter IX, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
      “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.

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈfoɟ]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -oɟ

VerbEdit

fogy

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

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Entry #805 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary. Internet Archive
  2. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN