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1. A puritanical person: "Bluenoses demand restraint against the porn and violence that are the staple of popular culture" (Charles Krauthammer).
2. often Bluenose Canadian A native or inhabitant of Nova Scotia.

blue′nosed′ adj.


1. slang US a puritanical or prudish person
2. (Peoples) (often capital) informal a native or inhabitant of Nova Scotia



1. a puritanical person.
2. (cap.) Canadian. an inhabitant of the Maritime Provinces, esp. of Nova Scotia.
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Noun1.bluenose - a native or inhabitant of Nova Scotia
Canadian - a native or inhabitant of Canada


A person who is too much concerned with being proper, modest, or righteous:
Informal: old maid.
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CREDIT to the Bluenose joker who produced the following tongue in cheek tag-line on Twitter while watching the game back home.
The Bluenose Executive Lunch Club held its recent meeting at The Union in Mere Green.
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It concerns the Bluenose who, on his 50th birthday, blithely announces his intention to carry on living until he reaches the grand old age of 100.
3) The Bluenose, a 50-foot schooner, takes the lead in the first leg of the regatta.
The most famous of these, the Bluenose, was launched 75 years ago.
From fishing boats to lobster traps, Highland flings to the Bluenose itself, this book has all the fixings of a Maritime Christmas.
Jonny Hurst, the Bluenose wordsmith with pounds 10,000 to show for his talent, is a very brave man.
Fans in the Bluenose stronghold, the St Andrew's Tavern, celebrated the club's victory with a huge roar - and Villa fan Marion's with a cheer.
The youngster, of nearby Cuthbert Road, was mauled by the bluenose pitbull terrier on Sunday afternoon His sister Siobhan Sanders and other family members have been keeping a vigil at his bedside at City Hospital in Dudley Road, Winson Green.