Mrs. Grundy


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Mrs. Grun·dy

 (grŭn′dē)
n.
An extremely conventional or priggish person.

[After Mrs. Grundy, , character alluded to in the play Speed the Plough by Thomas Morton (1764-1838), British playwright.]
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Mrs. Grundy

noun
A person who is too much concerned with being proper, modest, or righteous:
Informal: old maid.
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