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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 playwrightRelated formsGrun·dy·ist, Grun·dy·ite, noun
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Examples from the Web for grundy
Historical Examples of grundy
Grundy, of Tennessee, had been elected because he openly favored war.
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.
"That must be Captain Grundy who surrendered and then ran away," answered Deck.
British Dictionary definitions for grundy
Derived FormsGrundyism, nounGrundyist or Grundyite, noun
a narrow-minded person who keeps critical watch on the propriety of others
Word Origin for Grundy
C18: named after Mrs Grundy, the character in T. Morton's play Speed the Plough (1798)
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