Simple Definition of prissy
: 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.
Examples of prissy
She was too prissy to wear jeans.
Origin of prissy
probably blend of prim and sissy
First Known Use: 1895
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