“fuddy-duddy”

Pronunciation: The `u’ in both syllables is like the `u’ in `hut’, `but’, and `cut’. When you call someone a “fuddy-duddy”, what you mean is that he is old fashioned — not only in his attitude, but also in his appearance.

Examples: “I’ve stopped going to my father’s office parties because I don’t like being surrounded by fuddy-duddies.” * “My next door neighbour is a fuddy-duddy.”

S. UPENDRAN, The Hindu- ‘Know Your English’ Series, May 09, 2005

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