pric·​ey | \ ˈprī-sē How to pronounce pricey (audio) \
variants: or less commonly pricy
pricier; priciest

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Examples of pricey in a Sentence

The car is a little pricey. a small boutique selling pricey women's clothing
Recent Examples on the Web Floom partners with high-end florists in 12 cities and states from coast to coast for arrangements that are stunning, if pricey. Korin Miller, Forbes, "These 19 Flower Delivery Services Make It Easy To Send A Bouquet Of Fresh Blooms For Any Occasion," 6 May 2021 Originally used to provide horse stables for the once grander homes on surrounding streets, the Mews is currently a mishmash of 10 or so, now-pricey, two-story Victorian row homes. Howard Walker, Robb Report, "Home of the Week: Tim Burton’s $27 Million London Home Has a Pool That Pops Up Into Screening Room," 4 May 2021 The other directs landlords to install long-lasting, tamper-proof smoke detectors over the next decade, a measure the City Council and city fire officials long opposed as too pricey for property owners. Cecilia Reyes,, "A Tribune/BGA investigation found at least 61 people have died since 2014 in buildings where city officials knew ahead of time about fire safety problems.," 23 Apr. 2021 Though $20bn looks pricey for a firm with a net profit of $29m last year on revenues of $1.5bn, Microsoft can afford it. The Economist, "Don’t be fooled by randomness The method in Microsoft’s merger madness," 15 Apr. 2021 Instances abound these days of older, more affordable and often brick homes or duplexes that define many neighborhoods being demolished for apartment projects, with new dwellings rented at often-pricey market rates. The Salt Lake Tribune, "‘Gentrification has arrived in Salt Lake City,’ and it’s wreaking havoc," 14 Mar. 2021 The combination of stately historic buildings, low interest rates and big money from new-economy superstars like Spotify and H&M has made the Stockholm real-estate market very tight and very pricey. Joshua Levine, WSJ, "A Look Into the Magical Apartment of the Chairman of Acne Studios," 6 Mar. 2021 But in those days a root canal might have been better for us than the sugar high of a round-the-clock frat party and pricey military-entertainment posturing. Virginia Heffernan Los Angeles Times, Star Tribune, "The metaphors and truths of the Reagan and Mondale eras," 23 Apr. 2021 The practice raised questions about whether customers could be misled into believing their pricey pet was an unwanted rescue puppy in need of a good home. Christy Gutowski,, "Puppy mill loophole closed: Chicago pet stores banned from passing off purebred, designer dogs as rescues," 22 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of pricey

1932, in the meaning defined above

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10 May 2021

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“Pricey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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