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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.
References in classic literature ?
Captain Josiah Crawford's black schooner sailing down the channel, laden with potatoes for Bluenose ports, was a spectral ship bound for a far uncharted land, ever receding, never to be reached.
Die hard Bluenose Kevin Tomlinson pledged to plaster Monk's face on his backside if Birmingham beat Fulham to clinch their Championship survival on the final day of the season.
But CSM is still an emerging discipline, and to support its pioneering practitioners, Bluenose Analytics, a leading provider of CSM software, knew that an active online community was needed.
Scott Semple, secretary of the Scott Semple, secretary of the Hong Kong Rangers Supporters Hong Kong Rangers Supporters club, said: "He is a member of our Club, said: "He is a member of our club, a true bluenose. I've known "Iclub, a true bluenose.
Arty is a 10-year-old boy who is hired to go on the maiden voyage of the famous schooner, Bluenose, in 1921.
CREDIT Bluenose produced following cheek tag-Twitter while watching the back home.
Bluenose Promotions will stage the reunion at the Adelphi Hotel on Thursday, March 25.
These include wood from Nova Scotia's Bluenose II schooner, copper from the Library of Parliament roof, a piece of four-billion-year-old Acasta gneiss rock from Great Bear Lake, and more.
The trucking company announced the sale at the Bear Steams Global Transportation Confer David Humphrey, director of Arkansas Best investor relations, said the agreement to sell the unit to Bluenose Holdings Inc.
Genetic and spatial analyses suggest that what was previously described as the Bluenose herd of barren-ground caribou (Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus) comprises three separate populations.