a puritanical person; prude.
(initial capital letter) . Also, Blue Nose. Canadian. an inhabitant of the Maritime Provinces, especially of Nova Scotia.
3. Nautical Slang. a.
a sailing vessel of Nova Scotia.
a seaman on such a vessel.
Origin: 1780–85 (def 2, 3);
1925–30, Americanism (def 1); blue
; (def 1)
cf. blue law
, etc.; (def 2, 3)
originally a derisive name for a person residing in Nova Scotia before the Loyalists' arrival; allegedly so called from a variety of potato with a bluish tip, though there is no certain evidence for this or any of various other explanations of the name