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[gruhn-dee-iz-uh m] /ˈgrʌn diˌɪz əm/

a prudish adherence to conventionality, especially in personal behavior.
(lowercase) an instance of such prudishness.

1836, from Mrs. Grundy, prudish character in Thomas Morton’s 1798 play “Speed the Plow,” play and playwright otherwise now forgotten, but the line “What would Mrs. Grundy say?” became proverbial.


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