prude

Part of speech:

Prudish.

Part of speech: noun

One who makes an affected display of modesty.

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Usage examples "prude":

  1. I believe I have a right to have known more than one; I'm twenty- four; I don't make any secret of my age, and I don't play the prude. - "San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams", Charles Paul de Kock.
  2. You will wonder why I have not written better; but I am in a hurry for " Grandmother" and " Aunt Prude" are both sick, and I am going there as soon as I can; " Aunt Tamson's" family are all with her; you see we have trouble all around us; it was the news of " Ike's" death that threw her back. - "Memoirs of Mrs. Rebecca Steward", T. G. Steward.
  3. You're very rude; And then she acted like a Prude. - "The Merry-Thought: or the Glass-Window and Bog-House Miscellany. Part 1", Samuel Johnson [AKA Hurlo Thrumbo] Commentator: George R. Guffey.