How to Pronounce fogey?

Correct pronunciation for the word "fogey" is [fˈə͡ʊd͡ʒi], [fˈə‍ʊd‍ʒi], [f_ˈəʊ_dʒ_i].

"Fogey" in context

Fogey was an old-fashioned term that came up in the early 20th century to refer to an elderly person. This usually had a negative connotation, describing someone who was out of touch with current trends and ideas, and who were resistant to change. They were usually living in the past and not embracing the people and activities in the world around them.

This characterization of our elders has softened over the years and the term fogey tends to be used less. In some cases, it has been used fondly, such as describing someone who is stuck in their ways yet still peace-loving and wise.

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