Definition of prude noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pruːd//
; NAmE NAmE//pruːd//
(disapproving) Moral
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a person that you think is too easily shocked by things connected with sex See related entries: Moral Word Originearly 18th cent.: from French, back-formation from prudefemme, feminine of prud'homme ‘good man and true’, from prou ‘worthy’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prude