Definition of bluenose
: a person who advocates a rigorous moral code
bluenosedplay \-ˌnōzd\ adjective
Examples of bluenose in a Sentence
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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Bluenoses were bound to be pushed out of joint, so to speak, by a festival that was more Burning Man than County Fair.
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