pudibund

adjective

pu·​di·​bund ˈpyü-də-ˌbənd How to pronounce pudibund (audio)

Word History

Etymology

Latin pudibundus, from pudēre to be ashamed + -bundus (as in moribundus moribund)

First Known Use

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pudibund was circa 1656

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Cite this Entry

“Pudibund.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pudibund. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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