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square-toes

[skwair-tohz]
noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. an old-fashioned or strait-laced person.
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Origin of square-toes

First recorded in 1765–75
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Patent-leather boots had gone round, and Square-toes had hopped over.

    A Study In Scarlet

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • But I should think Nan knows better than to marry a square-toes.

    Dangerous Ages

    Rose Macaulay

  • 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.

  • When they got inside they walked up and down the room—or rather, Patent-leathers stood still while Square-toes walked up and down.

    A Study In Scarlet

    Arthur Conan Doyle