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Mrs. Grundy

noun Mrs. Grun·dy \-ˈgrən-dē\

Definition of Mrs. Grundy

  1. :  one marked by prudish conventionality in personal conduct



Examples of mrs. grundy

  1. <the librarian pointed out that many of the books that contain material that was once offensive to the Mrs. Grundys of the world are now revered as literary classics>



Origin of mrs. grundy

from a character alluded to in Thomas Morton's Speed the Plough (1798)


First Known Use: 1813

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