Grundy

1
[ gruhn-dee ]
/ ˈgrʌn di /

noun

Felix,1777–1840, American politician: senator 1829–38, 1839–40; attorney general 1838–39.

Definition for grundy (2 of 2)

Grundy

2
[ gruhn-dee ]
/ ˈgrʌn di /

noun

Mrs., a narrow-minded, conventional person who is extremely critical of any breach of propriety.

Origin of Grundy

2
after Mrs. Grundy, a character mentioned in the play Speed the Plough (1798) by Thomas Morton (1764?–1838), English playwright
Related formsGrun·dy·ist, Grun·dy·ite, noun
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Grundy

/ (ˈɡrʌndɪ) /

noun

a narrow-minded person who keeps critical watch on the propriety of others

Derived FormsGrundyism, nounGrundyist or Grundyite, noun

Word Origin for Grundy

C18: named after Mrs Grundy, the character in T. Morton's play Speed the Plough (1798)
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