- Felix,1777–1840, American politician: senator 1829–38, 1839–40; attorney general 1838–39.
- Mrs., a narrow-minded, conventional person who is extremely critical of any breach of propriety.
Origin of Grundy2
after Mrs. Grundy, a character mentioned in the play Speed the Plough (1798) by Thomas Morton (1764?–1838), English playwright
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Examples from the Web for grundy
Grundy, of Tennessee, had been elected because he openly favored war.Union and Democracy
Old Lady Grundy's watching you—and it's your turn in a second.
Is it about your interview with Old Mrs. Grundy this afternoon?
He rubbed his hands while he asked the Dowager what Mrs. Grundy would say to such doings.Mary Gray
"That must be Captain Grundy who surrendered and then ran away," answered Deck.A Lieutenant at Eighteen
- a narrow-minded person who keeps critical watch on the propriety of others
C18: named after Mrs Grundy, the character in T. Morton's play Speed the Plough (1798)
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