- Easily ashamed, having a strong sense of shame; modest, chaste.
Etymology: From French pudique, from Latin pudicus, pudÄcus, from pudere, pudÄreÂ"to make ashamed".
- 1942: Is it not extraordinary, by the way, that all over Europe, even in the nurseries of your own country, this should be regarded as a children's book? " Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 383)
- (anatomy) Pertaining to the pudendum or external genital organs; pudendal.
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