WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
prude /prud/USA pronunciation n. [countable]

    a person who is overly proper or modest and is, or acts as if he or she is, easily shocked, esp. in matters involving sex.
prud•er•y /ˈprudəri/USA pronunciationn. [uncountable]
ˈprud•ish, adj. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

prude /pruːd/ n
  1. a person who affects or shows an excessively modest, prim, or proper attitude, esp regarding sex
Etymology: 18th Century: from French, from prudefemme, from Old French prode femme respectable woman; see proud

ˈprudish adj ˈprudishly adv ˈprudishness, ˈprudery n

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