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 Further, not everyone needs, or would even enjoy, pricey vacations or flashy jobs. Doug Johnson, National Geographic, "How you perceive time may depend on your income," 22 Sep. 2020 Running gets your heart rate up without pricey equipment. Jen Smith, CNN, "Planet-friendly activities that are good for your body and pandemic possible," 29 Aug. 2020 Rents on Madison Avenue, our Rue de Rivoli, have become too pricey even for the luxury-tourist trade. David Mamet, National Review, "Max the Hamster," 20 Aug. 2020 Each of these skincare goodies can be quite pricey, so snagging all three of them for snagging $149 is a great deal. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "Reviewers Say This Best-Selling Cream Instantly Smoothed Out Their Wrinkles and Fine Lines," 20 Aug. 2020 Cost for the program if a parent enrolls the child for the 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. all day class would be $60 per day or as much as $300 per week and could get pricey for more than one child. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "YMCA provides $60 per day learning centers so students can get peer interactions during remote courses," 8 Aug. 2020 His Yeezy brand is best known for pricey sneakers that sell out online quickly. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, "Kanye West is teaming up with Gap to bring Yeezy brand to the masses," 26 June 2020 Pay cuts and a lesser need for pricey office space offer companies ways to save money. Anders Melin,, "Stripe Workers Who Relocate Get $20,000 Bonus and a Pay Cut," 15 Sep. 2020 Robertson's main concern is pricey testing charged to consumers and insurers will ultimately lead to higher health costs. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, "'I was floored': Coronavirus test prices charged by some hospitals and labs stun consumers, spur questions," 15 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of pricey

1932, in the meaning defined above

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30 Sep 2020

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“Pricey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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