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Stuffed shirt   /stəft ʃərt/   Listen
Stuffed shirt

noun
1.
A bore who is extremely formal, pompous, and old-fashioned.






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"Stuffed shirt" Quotes from Famous Books



... General Nayland's car is the only thing that gets out of here without being searched. The car itself is serviced at Army vehicles pool; nobody could hide anything in it for a confederate to pick up outside. Nayland is a stuffed shirt of the first stuffing, and a tinpot Hitler to boot, but he is fanatically and incorruptibly patriotic. That leaves the chauffeur. When Nayland's in the car, nobody even sees him; he might as well be a robot steering-device. Old case of Father Brown's Invisible Man. So, since he had to be the ...
— The Mercenaries • Henry Beam Piper



Words linked to "Stuffed shirt" :   dullard, bore, colloquialism



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