prudery definition by Webster's New World
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the quality or condition of being prudish
Origin: French pruderie
prudery definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. prud·er·ies
- The state or quality of being prudish.
- An instance of prudish behavior or talk.
Origin: French pruderie, from prude, prude; see prude.