bluenose

noun blue·nose \ ˈblü-ˌnōz \

Definition of bluenose

:a person who advocates a rigorous moral code

bluenosed

play \-ˌnōzd\ adjective

Examples of bluenose in a Sentence

  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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First Known Use of bluenose

1785

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