pu·​den·​cy ˈpyü-dᵊn(t)-sē How to pronounce pudency (audio)

Word History


Latin pudentia, from pudent-, pudens, present participle of pudēre to be ashamed, make ashamed

First Known Use

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pudency was circa 1616

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“Pudency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pudency. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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