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prim

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verb \ˈprim\

Definition of prim

primmedprim·ming

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

  3. 2 :  to dress primly



Origin of prim

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1706

Rhymes with prim


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prim

adjective

Simple Definition of prim

  • : very formal and proper

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

  • : very neat in appearance

Full Definition of prim

prim·merprim·mest

  1. 1 a :  stiffly formal and proper :  decorous b :  prudish

  2. 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.



1709

First Known Use of prim

1709


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prim

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Definition of prim





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