pric·​ey | \ˈprī-sē \
variants: or less commonly pricy
pricier; priciest

Definition of pricey 

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The car is a little pricey. a small boutique selling pricey women's clothing

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Berrada has been known to own and tool around in pricey cars, such as a Ferrari, Bentley, BMW or Aston Martin — the car made famous in James Bond movies. Kevin Crowe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'He'll evict you in a minute.' Landlord quietly becomes a force in Milwaukee rental business...and eviction court," 13 July 2018 And then, of course, there was the issue of paying for a pricey parking spot. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "How I saved $500 on my vacation ... and how you can, too," 12 July 2018 News that the Elysée Palace has ordered a pricey new dinner service, and is building a swimming pool at the presidential summer fort on the Mediterranean coast, were gifts to his opponents. The Economist, "Emmanuel Macron’s popularity hits a new low," 12 July 2018 The cost of treatment ranges from free online services to pricey inpatient rehab programs. Caroline Simon, ajc, "Sex addictions are deeply misunderstood, but a new classification could change that," 12 July 2018 With each of its car models — first the Model S sedan, then the Model X SUV, now the Model 3 — Tesla starts production by building pricey versions of the vehicles, with high profit margins, before adding less-expensive editions. David R. Baker,, "Tesla lets more people order Model 3s, faster," 10 July 2018 After that comes Sony with 2.27 percent, revealing a huge gap in popularity from Android phones compared to pricey iPhones. Fox News, "Owning an Apple iPhone is the best way to prove you're rich - replacing mustard," 10 July 2018 Alaska has long been a pricey place to live, but other places are gaining on the Last Frontier, the report said. Annie Zak, Anchorage Daily News, "Another year of low inflation in Anchorage has downside for low-paid workers," 9 July 2018 Hitch Hotel debuted on Kickstarter last week as a cheap alternative to many of the pricey campers on the market. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Tiny expandable camper costs just $4,500," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of pricey

1932, in the meaning defined above

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