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

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Super fresh sustainable seafood is pricey, but those spot prawns were $68 a pound. San Diego Union-Tribune, "With Serea, does the Hotel Del once again have a restaurant worthy of the setting?," 29 Aug. 2019 Dear Heloise: Recipes frequently contain pine nuts, which can be pricey. Heloise, Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: The art of falling," 29 Aug. 2019 South Florida’s real estate market is known for being pricey, but what are those millionaires paying for their not-so-humble abodes when the taxman comes? Lisa J. Huriash,, "By the numbers: The priciest tax bills for South Florida’s multimillion-dollar mansions," 26 July 2019 Steve Braun, the brother of freshman U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, ran for Congress in the 4th Congressional District in 2018, losing to now Rep. Jim Baird after a contentious and pricey Republican primary. Kaitlin Lange, Indianapolis Star, "Steve Braun, brother of U.S. Senator, enters 5th District race to replace Susan Brooks," 23 Aug. 2019 Although top American chefs have cooked with sous vide circulators since 2005, the equipment had long been too pricey to catch on with home cooks. Dallas News, "Sous vide school: 3 top Dallas chefs teach us how to cook chicken, steak and even octopus," 20 Aug. 2019 The bottles are also great for transporting pricey serums and face oils, thanks to their UV-resistant deep cobalt glass. Lauren Joseph, Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Reusable Travel Bottles for All Your Creams, Soaps, and Serums," 19 Aug. 2019 There’s still plenty of demand for high-quality leather — the type used in pricey handbags or high-end sofas. Los Angeles Times, "America is obsessed with beef. But it has no use for hides, so leather prices plunge," 19 Aug. 2019 Soon other fitness instructors of color, many who regularly train crowds of affluent health nuts with the resources to afford a pricey Pilates course, began to reach out to Lozano. Bianca Sanchez,, "These $5 fitness classes in Pilsen are served with a side of social activism," 17 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of pricey

1932, in the meaning defined above

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