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A person who is excessively concerned with propriety or modesty, especially in sexual matters.
[French, back-formation (influenced by prudent, prudent) from prud'homme, preudhomme, man of merit, virtuous man (from Old French prozdome, preud'ome : proz, preu, valiant, virtuous from Vulgar Latin *prōdis, from Latin prōde, advantageous; see proud + de, of + home, man) or obsolete French preudefemme, woman of merit, virtuous woman (from Old French prodefemme, formed from femme, woman, on the model of prozdome, preud'ome, man of merit).]
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a person who affects or shows an excessively modest, prim, or proper attitude, esp regarding sex
[C18: from French, from prudefemme, from Old French prode femme respectable woman; see proud]
ˈprudishness, ˈprudery n
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a person who is excessively proper or modest and is or affects to be easily shocked, esp. in matters involving sex.
[1695–1705; < French prude a prude (n.), prudish (adj.), short for prudefemme, Old French prodefeme worthy or respectable woman. See proud, femme]
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noun prig, puritan, goody-goody (informal), old maid (informal), stuffed shirt (informal), schoolmarm (Brit. informal), Holy Joe (informal), Holy Willie (informal) I'm no prude but I've never heard such filth.
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prude[pruːd] N → gazmoño/a m/f, mojigato/a m/f
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prude[ˈpruːd] n → prude f
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prude[pruːd] n → puritano/a, prude m/f
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