- a puritanical person who tries to impose a strict moral code on others
Origin of bluenoseorig. used of a potato with a bluish skin, grown in Nova Scotia; later used of the growers[B-] a Nova Scotian
Origin of bluenoseprobably after blue law, in reference to Puritan attitudes
- A puritanical person: “Bluenoses demand restraint against the porn and violence that are the staple of popular culture” ( Charles Krauthammer )
- often Bluenose Canadian A native or inhabitant of Nova Scotia.