prim


1prim

verb \ˈprim\
primmedprim·ming

Definition of PRIM

transitive verb
1
:  to give a prim or demure expression to <primming her thin lips after every mouthful — John Buchan>
2
:  to dress primly

Origin of PRIM

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1706

Rhymes with PRIM

2prim

adjective

: very formal and proper

: easily shocked or upset by rude behavior, comments, etc.

: very neat in appearance

prim·merprim·mest

Full Definition of PRIM

1
a :  stiffly formal and proper :  decorous
b :  prudish
2
:  neat, trim <prim hedges>
prim·ly adverb
prim·ness noun

Examples of PRIM

  1. He has prim views on religion.
  2. Her aunts were very prim and proper.

First Known Use of PRIM

1709

3prim

abbreviation

Definition of PRIM

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