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Sep 1, 2016
This week’s theme
Words related to clothing

This week’s words
top-hat
coattail
hairshirt
stuffed shirt
slyboots

stuffed shirt
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stuffed shirt

PRONUNCIATION:
(stuhft shuhrt)

MEANING:
noun: A pompous, self-satisfied, and old-fashioned person.

ETYMOLOGY:
From the formally-dressed look of such a person. Earliest documented use: 1840s.

USAGE:
“Peter Dawson’s persona might come across as a stuffed shirt but he is, in fact, a personable character with a mischievous sense of humour.”
James Corrigan; Farewell to the Moderniser of the R&A; The Sunday Telegraph (London, UK); Jul 12, 2015.

See more usage examples of stuffed shirt in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It seems like the less a statesman amounts to, the more he adores the flag. -Kin Hubbard, humorist (1 Sep 1868-1930)

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