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stodgy adj
1 (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned; "moss-grown ideas about family life" [syn: fogyish, moss-grown, mossy, stick-in-the-mud(p)]
2 excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull; "why is the middle class so stodgy, so utterly without a sense of humor?"; "a stodgy dinner party" [syn: stuffy] [also: stodgiest, stodgier]

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  • IPA: /ˈstɑ.ʤi/
  • Other 1: (stŏʹjē)
  • Other 2: STAH-jee
  • Rhymes: -ɒdʒi


  1. dull, old-fashioned
    I gave up trying to get that stodgy club to try anything new.

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