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Grundy

[gruhn-dee] /ˈgrʌn di/
noun
1.
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
Related forms
Grundyist, Grundyite, noun
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Grundy

/ˈɡrʌndɪ/
noun
1.
a narrow-minded person who keeps critical watch on the propriety of others
Derived Forms
Grundyism, noun
Grundyist, Grundyite, noun
Word Origin
C18: named after Mrs Grundy, the character in T. Morton's play Speed the Plough (1798)
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