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

Definition of pricey

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 The $32 hardback book is a bit pricey, but it is built to last. Henry Devries, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Umbrellas can get pricey, but this one is a great deal. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 26 Apr. 2022 So failing to do both can get pricey, especially since interest will accrue on both your outstanding tax balance as well any penalties applied. Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, 19 Apr. 2022 Still, Rohan was deeply in debt himself, and the necklace was staggeringly pricey. Tori Telfer,, 24 Feb. 2021 With that said, some of the products on the Hadley Pottery sales floor are pricey. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, 6 Apr. 2022 Slowinski said Amazon, the fourth-most valuable company in America, is pricey. Thyagaraju Adinarayan,, 30 Mar. 2022 Much of the expense of providing water is in the maintenance and operation of the water distribution system, which is pricey and generally doesn’t get cheaper when less water is dispensed. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Mar. 2022 Even by Apple’s previous standards these laptops are pricey. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of pricey

1932, in the meaning defined above

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10 May 2022

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“Pricey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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