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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.
IN extremely challenging times for Bluenoses, I was happy to be transported back to a happier era this week when I was a guest, along with a fellow Wolves player of the early '80s Dale Rudge, at St.
GAMES gainst Chelsea have, rather unusually, provided reasons to be cheerful for Bluenoses this season.
And that may disappoint most Bluenoses who would have gone for a title that more logically explains their modest success: "Murdering Red Scum.
The company of bluenoses is probably the safest place for Scott after what he did to Celtic.
This despite government bluenoses contending that Stern and his legion of imitators corrupt public airwaves with their coarse stupidity.
He has a sense of humor, clearly liked the SNL crew, swears occasionally, and saves his greatest scorn for organized bluenoses.
Yes, Liverpool are struggling and have hit a bit of a bad run, but when we want advice do you honestly think we would turn to bluenoses like you?
I, like everyone else, especially Bluenoses, was amazed when Gary Rowett lost his job - seventh in the league," he continued.
SURELY the end is in sight for the long-suffering Bluenoses as potential bidders to buy Championship strugglers Birmingham City have emerged from around the world.
The pair chatted like old friends as they were waiting to be introduced to the hundreds of bluenoses who packed into the Adelphi to celebrate the last Toffees side to win a trophy.
Dear Editor, - Those bluenoses who are saying that Chris Sutton is too old, at 33, to lead the attack, are surely forgetting some of this country's greatest centre forwards.