fussy, pernickety, narrow-minded.
|Lit. World Oct. 288/2: I do like to hear the fuddy- duddy little stay-at-homes and reformers try to reform the world.|
|Joe Gould’s Secret (1996) 18: A fuddy-duddy old maid’s game.‘Professor Sea Gull’ in|
|(con. early 1950s) Valhalla 229: Him and old fuddy-duddy Solomon over there.|
|Gumshoe (1998) 144: ‘Out goes old-style, fuddy-duddy, Board of Trade,’ she said.|
|Too Much Too Soon (1986) 353: She did not condone Gideon’s fuddy-duddy regulations.|
|Biography Identity and Schooling 85: I never wanted to be a teacher myself because all women teachers seemed sort of frumpish and fuddy-duddy and boring.|
|Perfect Christmas 15: Spending all day in an old stinky car, with your fuddy-duddy sister and her fuddy-duddy friend.|