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one who is too modest in matters of sex, dress, etc.
A prude is a person who disapproves of anything even slightly sexy in talk, dress, etc. A person who is too easily shocked by things connected with sex is a prude. Prudes are upset and object to matters even a little connected with sex. Prude is not a word of praise.
- Both their parents are prude and do not allow the children to watch even ordinary love scenes on the TV. They strictly avoid any talk related to sex in their children's presence.
- As she appeared always in dresses, which closed around her neck and, as she would not appreciate jokes about young men, her friends thought that she was a prude.