[ gruhn-dee ]
/ ˈgrʌn di /
Mrs., a narrow-minded, conventional person who is extremely critical of any breach of propriety.
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Origin of Grundy2
after Mrs. Grundy, a character mentioned in the play Speed the Plough (1798) by Thomas Morton (1764?–1838), English playwright
OTHER WORDS FROM GrundyGrun·dy·ist, Grun·dy·ite, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mrs. grundy
/ (ˈɡrʌndɪ) /
a narrow-minded person who keeps critical watch on the propriety of others
Derived forms of GrundyGrundyism, 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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