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

Definition of pricey 

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Examples of pricey in a Sentence

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

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For sangria, choose a rosé wine that is slightly fruity and not too pricey. Jeanmarie Brownson,, "Pack up a picnic of Spanish tapas to feed a crowd," 3 July 2018 Although the shop’s good tend to be a bit on the pricey side, the merchandise is top notch. Michelle Newman, San Antonio Express-News, "Where to eat, shop and sleep in Comfort," 11 June 2018 Her exact threads can veer on the pricey side, but fear not: Many can be very closely mimicked with affordability in mind. Ana Colon, Glamour, "Melissa McCarthy, Our Exclusive Money Survey, and More," 27 Apr. 2018 This sounds — and is — pricey, not so much for the casual Gene Simmons fan. A.d. Amorosi,, "Gene Simmons wants to sell you a mother lode of himself," 14 Feb. 2018 Nars Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Pink Flamingo This brand is a tad on the pricey side at $26, but this gloss is definitely splurge-worthy. Vara Gianna, Seventeen, "11 Gorgeous Lip Glosses That Won't Break The Bank," 31 Jan. 2018 Ticket prices to this year’s Super Bowl are running on the pricey side compared with past years, said John Lamoreaux, president of Ticket King, a ticket brokerage. Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Quick road trip to the Super Bowl? 'It’s doable, but it’s expensive.'," 30 Jan. 2018 This may seem a bit on the pricey side, but taking care of your vaginal health and not having to do cleanup might be worth the splurge. Jazmine Polk,, "Not Sure How to Clean Your Sex Toys? Then This Product May Be for You," 8 Jan. 2018 Unfortunately buying packs of seltzer can be pricey (not to mention a pain to lug up the stairs to your apartment). NBC News, "9 smart products to help up your daily water intake," 3 June 2017

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First Known Use of pricey

1932, in the meaning defined above

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