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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fogy  \Fo"gy\,  n.;  pl  {Fogies}. 
  A  dull  old  fellow;  a  person  behind  the  times, 
  over-conservative,  or  slow;  --  usually  preceded  by  old 
  [Written  also  {fogie}  and  {fogey}.]  [Colloq.] 
 
  Notorious  old  bore;  regular  old  fogy.  --Thackeray. 
 
  Note:  The  word  is  said  to  be  connected  with  the  German  vogt, 
  a  guard  or  protector.  By  others  it  is  regarded  as  a 
  diminutive  of  folk  (cf.  D.  volkje).  It  is  defined  by 
  Jamieson,  in  his  Scottish  Dictionary  as  ``an  invalid 
  or  garrison  soldier,''  and  is  applied  to  the  old 
  soldiers  of  the  Royal  Hospital  at  Dublin,  which  is 
  called  the  Fogies'  Hospital.  In  the  fixed  habits  of 
  such  persons  we  see  the  origin  of  the  present  use  of 
  the  term.  --Sir  F.  Head. 




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