1prim verb \ˈprim\
: to give a prim or demure expression to <primming her thin lips after every mouthful — John Buchan>
Origin of PRIM
First Known Use: 1706
Rhymes with PRIM
: very formal and proper
: easily shocked or upset by rude behavior, comments, etc.
: very neat in appearance
— prim·ly adverb
— prim·ness noun
Examples of PRIM
- He has prim views on religion.
- Her aunts were very prim and proper.
First Known Use of PRIM
Related to PRIM
- antiseptic, bandbox, crisp, groomed, kempt, orderly, picked up, neat, shipshape, smug, snug, tidied, tidy, trig, trim, uncluttered, well-groomed
- disheveled (or dishevelled), disordered, disorderly, messy, mussed, mussy, sloven, slovenly, unkempt, untidy
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