The Queen’s guards outside Buckingham Palace might seem stodgy (or stuffy and stuck-up), but they are only doing their job.

Stodgy is an adjective to describe anything dull, out-of-style, or even hard to digest. Just your luck getting stuck sitting next to stodgy Aunt Irma at Thanksgiving! From the looks of her stodgy moth-smelling clothes to her stodgy or dull conversation, chances are it will be a long meal. Just hope the mashed potatoes are light and fluffy.

Definitions of stodgy
  1. adjective

    excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull

    “why is the middle class so
    stodgy, so utterly without a sense of humor?”
    stodgy dinner party”


    following accepted customs and proprieties
  2. adjective

    (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned

    fogyish, moss-grown, mossy, stick-in-the-mud

    unfashionable, unstylish

    not in accord with or not following current fashion
  3. adjective

    heavy and starchy and hard to digest

    stodgy food”
    stodgy pudding served up when everyone was already full”


    digested with difficulty

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