bluenoses

plural of bluenose
as in puritans
a person who is greatly concerned with seemly behavior and morality especially regarding sexual matters 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bluenoses. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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