Definitions

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  • noun dated A stuffy or precise person.

Etymologies

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square +‎ toes

Examples

  • If she were to be submitted to my tuition, it would take me half a century to undo what old squaretoes and his prim wife have been prosing into her, to give her a fashionable manner, or becoming nonchalance.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • Charles II., his grandson, was a rogue, but not a Snob; whilst Louis XIV., his old squaretoes of a contemporary, — the great worshipper of

    The Book of Snobs

  • But he had not got to "strive with pride" before the dear lady caught him in her arms, exclaiming, "Bless my dear son! how he has grown!" and the fine gentleman thumped him on the back, and bade him "bear himself like a gentleman's son, and not like a queasy squaretoes."

    Harding's Luck

  • a Snob; whilst Louis XIV., his old squaretoes of a contemporary, -- the great worshipper of Bigwiggery -- has always struck me as a most undoubted and Royal Snob.

    The Book of Snobs

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