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bluenose

Pronunciation: /ˈbluːnəʊz/

Translation of bluenose in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], puritano, (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • He examined the group again and saw that grown men and women who dress up in padded bike shorts, gaudy polyester shirts, little fingerless gloves, and silly helmets shaped like insect heads are probably not going to be rigid bluenoses.
    • Hollywood bluenoses, prohibition, the loose morals of Greenwich Village, religion - hardly any American phenomenon was outside his ambit.
    • He has a sense of humor, clearly liked the crew, swears occasionally, and saves his greatest scorn for organized bluenoses.

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