A prude woman
An example of a prude is a person who wears a lot of clothing in the summer to cover their bodies because they don't want to show their bare skin.
Origin of prudeFr, back-formation from prudefemme, excellent woman from Old French prud (see proud) + feme, woman
Origin of prudeFrench back-formation ( influenced by prudent prudent ) from prud'homme, preudhomme man of merit, virtuous man ( from Old French prozdome, preud'ome ) ( proz, preu valiant, virtuous ) ( from Vulgar Latin prōdis ) ( from Latin prōde advantageous ; see proud . ) ( de of ) ( home man ) or obsolete French preudefemme woman of merit, virtuous woman ( from Old French prodefemme ) ( formed from femme woman ) ( on the model of prozdome, preud'ome man of merit )
- A person who is or tries to be excessively proper, especially one who is easily offended by matters of a sexual nature.