prudery

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Etymology[edit]

[1709] prude +‎ -ery and from French pruderie, 1666.[1]

Noun[edit]

prudery (countable and uncountable, plural pruderies)

  1. (uncountable) The condition of being prudish; prudishness
  2. (countable) Prudish behaviour

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References[edit]

  1. ^ prudery” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).