Pronounced: GAL-uh-nip-er, noun
Notes: I’ve not run across this word… it may be a bit of a cheat
The word Mrs. Grundy refers to “an extremely conventional or priggish person”
This word came into English in the early 1800s
Background / Comments
As I said, I think I’ve run across the word, but I didn’t know the meaning. It comes from a character (Mrs Grundy) in the play Speed the Plough, written in 1798 by Thomas Morton. Oddly, Mrs Grundy never appears on stage, but a character who does is constantly worrying about what Mrs Grundy would say. It must have been pretty popular to find its way into the language within 15 years.