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

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 Stainless steel resists corrosion and allows Tesla to avoid the pricey, complicated, and environmentally damaging process of painting. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, 30 Nov. 2023 But the ship’s current performance cannot push aside the fact that, as a new class of aircraft carrier, the platform has, so far, failed to meet a single metric the Navy publicly employed to justify the pricey platform. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 For one, clinical trials would need to span decades before researchers could collect any data, which would get very pricey. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Nov. 2023 The problem is that the fuel is pricey and hard to come by. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 28 Nov. 2023 Finally, Magna-Tiles are often a bit pricey, but now is the time to invest—a mega set of them is 30% off now. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 27 Nov. 2023 That’s because these member-owned, nonprofits don’t typically buy pricey, prime-time commercials or shell out to slap their names on sports arenas. Martha C. White,, 22 Nov. 2023 Some would consider this candle pricey for its size, which is under 10 ounces. Michelle Rostamian, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Nov. 2023 To cover those expenses, the lobster roll had to become pricey. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 15 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pricey was in 1932

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“Pricey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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