grundy, mrs

Grundy

[gruhn-dee]
noun
Mrs. a narrow-minded, conventional person who is extremely critical of any breach of propriety.

Origin:
after Mrs. Grundy, a character mentioned in the play Speed the Plough (1798) by Thomas Morton (1764?–1838), English playwright

Grundyist, Grundyite, noun
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Grundy (ˈɡrʌndɪ)
 
n
a narrow-minded person who keeps critical watch on the propriety of others
 
[C18: named after Mrs Grundy, the character in T. Morton's play Speed the Plough (1798)]
 
'Grundyism
 
n
 
'Grundyist
 
n
 
'Grundyite
 
n

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