- an old-fashioned or strait-laced person.
Origin of square-toes
First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for square-toes
Patent-leather boots had gone round, and Square-toes had hopped over.
But I should think Nan knows better than to marry a square-toes.Dangerous Ages
Hut, Mr. Bally,” says I, “you would have made a mock of me; you would never have spent ten civil words on such a Square-toes.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition, Vol. XII (of 25)
Robert Louis Stevenson
When they got inside they walked up and down the room—or rather, Patent-leathers stood still while Square-toes walked up and down.