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bluenose

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noun blue·nose \ˈblü-ˌnōz\

Definition of bluenose

  1. :  a person who advocates a rigorous moral code

blue·nosed play \-ˌnōzd\ adjective


Examples of bluenose

  1. <the editorial lambasts those bluenoses who feel they have the moral authority to dictate how other people should conduct themselves in private>



1903

First Known Use of bluenose

1903


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