noun \ˈblü-ˌnōz\

Definition of BLUENOSE

:  a person who advocates a rigorous moral code
blue·nosed \-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>

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