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prude (plural prudes)
- A person who is or tries to be excessively proper, especially one who is easily offended by matters of a sexual nature.
1991, Robert M. Pirsig, Lila:
- If you didn't go for Lila you're some kind of prissy old prude. If you did go for her you were some kind of dirty old man.
A person who is or tries to be excessively proper
- prude in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- prude in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911