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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On a practical level, however, single-origin coffees can be pricey. Carah Wertheimer, National Geographic, "How can coffee plantations be more bird-friendly?," 29 Apr. 2019 In Manhattan, there are around 500 homes asking $10 million and up, and a surfeit of mega-pricey properties is also appearing in Los Angeles and Miami. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Can the World’s Wealthiest Absorb the High-End Home Glut?," 6 Mar. 2019 Below are some pieces that would be hella-pricey anywhere else. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "PSA: Bed Bath & Beyond Should Be Your New Favorite Furniture Store," 2 Aug. 2018 The sport just seemed too pricey or inaccessible for many rural families. Melody Warnick, Woman's Day, "These Small-Town Heroes Are Helping Their Communities Thrive," 2 Apr. 2019 Most notably, this battery is undeniably pricey for a 22,000mAh capacity. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—good tech for the power user in your life," 4 Dec. 2018 But doing so could get pricey: A $1 trifecta box with three horses costs $6, while using six horses costs $120. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky Derby betting: All the ways to wager and walk away with cash," 3 Apr. 2018 Antonio had about $93,000 on hand in January, meaning this primary could get pricey. Jeremy Pelzer,, "Top five Ohio Senate primaries to watch in 2018," 3 Apr. 2018 The idea of overhauling restrictions on the industry was already fraught before news emerged that former speaker Rosenberger took pricey trips to Europe with lobbyists for the payday lending industry. Jessie Balmert,, "Restoring faith after FBI probe, GOP feud? Lawmakers pass 28 proposed laws," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of pricey

1932, in the meaning defined above

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