pric·​ey | \ ˈprī-sē \
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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Contrary to popular belief, nutritious foods don't have to be pricey. Joy Bauer, Ms, Woman's Day, "Nutrition Expert Joy Bauer's Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget," 23 Jan. 2019 Nars Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Sweet Revenge 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," 22 Jan. 2019 Available sizes: standard, queen, and king Best Value: Xtreme Comforts Cool-X Pillow Cooling pillows can get pricey, but this one gives you the cooling benefits for less than $50. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Cooling Pillows, According to Textile Experts," 20 Dec. 2018 These can get pricey very quickly, but Logitech’s G610 Orion is a competent full-size board at a more manageable $70 price. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—good tech for the home and home office," 19 Nov. 2018 The decadence served at pricey bourgeois restaurants are withheld from the tongues of those who craft such pleasures., "The Revolution Will Not Be Salaried," 31 May 2018 While Wayfair is an easy spot to shop — and spend all of your money — the site can get pricey. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "These Are the 8 Best Online Shopping Hacks for Saving Money," 23 May 2018 As an administration source told CBS News, using the apartment, with its proximity to Capitol Hill, was a cheaper alternative for fundraisers than renting a room at a pricey DC restaurant. Arden Farhi, CBS News, "New details emerge about EPA chief's rental of condo linked to lobbyist," 31 Mar. 2018 West was spotted at the pricey Japanese restaurant Nobu in Malibu on the same day. Jessica Fecteau,, "Pregnant Khloé and Kim Kardashian Pull Up to a McDonald's Drive-Thru in a Rolls-Royce," 8 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of pricey

1932, in the meaning defined above

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