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adjective pris·sy \ˈpri-sē\

: having or showing the annoying attitude of people who care too much about dressing and behaving properly and who are easily upset by other people's behavior, language, etc.


Full Definition of PRISSY

:  overly prim and precise :  finicky
pris·si·ly \ˈpri-sə-lē\ adverb
pris·si·ness \ˈpri-sē-nəs\ noun

Examples of PRISSY

  1. She was too prissy to wear jeans.

Origin of PRISSY

probably blend of prim and sissy
First Known Use: 1895

Rhymes with PRISSY


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