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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.
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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.
The event was MC'd by the passionate Bluenose and chairman of the Blues Former Players Association and radio presenter, Tom Ross.
Columbia is famous for her near win against Bluenose, one of Canada s most legendary sailing yachts, which even after her sinking in 1946, remains an icon of Nova Scotia.
Arty is a 10-year-old boy who is hired to go on the maiden voyage of the famous schooner, Bluenose, in 1921.
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For the self-confessed Bluenose the pounds 3million move is a dream come true.
Bluenose Promotions will stage the reunion at the Adelphi Hotel on Thursday, March 25.
Heron on canal towpatch, by Annie Banham Deykin Avenue, by megara Harry Mitchell Park, Smethwick, by Martin Pickard Train at Moor Street Station by bluenose Every week, we're turning over a page of the Birmingham Post to celebrate the best photos taken by our readers who become members of our group on Flickr, the popular photo-sharing website.
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.