Definition of Mrs. Grundy
: one marked by prudish conventionality in personal conduct
Examples of mrs. grundy
<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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