grundy

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Derived from Mrs. Grundy, a prudish character from the play Speed the Plough (1798) by the English playwright Thomas Morton.

Noun[edit]

grundy (plural grundies)

  1. A narrow-minded person or group that is overly concerned with censoring or criticizing personal conduct.
  2. The tendency of society at large to be overly concerned with censoring or criticizing personal conduct.

Adjective[edit]

grundy (comparative grundier, superlative grundiest)

  1. Overly concerned with censoring or criticizing personal conduct.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

grundy (plural grundies)

  1. (metallurgy) Granulated or shotted pig iron.

Etymology 3[edit]

Backformation from Grundies, an underwear brand name.

Noun[edit]

grundy (plural grundies)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, Britain, slang) A wedgie; a prank in which a person's underpants are pulled up sharply from behind in order to wedge the clothing uncomfortably between the person's buttocks.

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