Definition of fogey in English:

fogey

(also fogy)

nounfogeys, fogies

  • A very old-fashioned or conservative person.

    ‘a bunch of old fogeys’
    • ‘Why else would I be cheering on self-promoting snakes like Morgan and reactionary fogeys like Moore?’
    • ‘This Charles question is not really about him being a fogey with hopelessly reactionary ideas.’
    • ‘No philosopher would jettison Plato just because it's old fashioned, nor would anyone mock the old fogy Whitman.’
    • ‘Yeah, but neither of us is old enough really to be a fogy about this.’
    • ‘A 34-year-old watching TV could thus imagine that ‘really’ he was spiritually 20, unlike those old fogies of 35.’
    • ‘The drop-out rate, even among the old knickers-clad, lathi-wielding fogies, is alarming.’
    • ‘It's all very well for old fogies, with their pensions and their paid-up mortgages, to wander ghost-like about their business in a tatty, run-down town, resisting change.’
    • ‘And I ended, as old fogies are entitled to do by slagging off today's so-called operating systems, describing them as crude and inelegant.’
    • ‘The twins were still making life hell for the old fogies around us with their incessant ‘Beatlemania’ style screaming.’
    • ‘It's the competitive edge that keeps a lot of us old fogies going.’
    • ‘Cantankerous critics like me will be dismissed as fussy old fogies.’
    • ‘And if you've played for several seasons, you'd know not to underestimate the wiliness of the old fogies.’
    • ‘We spend our days in a teeny tiny office, typing in medical details for old fogies and climbing over staff to reach the shelves to file things.’
    • ‘You look at the old fogies and you snigger, and then you shock yourself when you calculate how few years there are between you and them.’
    • ‘The ad tells us that she is young and hip and will tell us fogies what ‘phat’ means.’
    • ‘Standing in queues is not easy for us old fogeys with worn-out joints.’
    • ‘He placed his faith in a stiff upper lip, and the grassroots who loved him were old fogeys.’
    • ‘Isn't that what an old fogey's supposed to say?’
    • ‘I'm such an old fogey that I can't remember ever having to crack out the crayons, Play Doh, and paints for my homework in high school.’
    • ‘This probably means I am officially an old fogey.’
    conventionalist, traditionalist, orthodox person, conservative, bourgeois, fogey, old fogey, stickler, formalist, diehard, reactionary

Origin

Late 18th century related to earlier slang fogram, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

fogey

/ˈfəʊɡi/