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English definition of “stuffed shirt”

stuffed shirt

noun [C]     informal disapproving
someone who behaves in a very formal and old-fashioned way and thinks that they are very importantPeople who are boring and old-fashioned
(Definition of stuffed shirt noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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