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Mrs. Grundy

noun Mrs. Grun·dy \-ˈgrən-dē\

Definition of MRS. GRUNDY

:  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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