stuffed shirt Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “stuffed shirt” in the English Dictionary

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stuffed shirtnoun [C]

uk   us   informal disapproving
someone who ​behaves in a very ​formal and ​old-fashioned way and ​thinks that they are very ​important
(Definition of stuffed shirt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stuffed shirt”
in Chinese (Simplified) 一本正经的人, 古板的人, 妄自尊大的人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一本正經的人, 古板的人, 妄自尊大的人…
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