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prissy

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adjective pris·sy \ˈpri-sē\

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.

Full Definition of prissy

pris·si·erpris·si·est

  1. :  overly prim and precise :  finicky

pris·si·ly play \ˈpri-sə-lē\ adverb
pris·si·ness play \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

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