pricey

adjective

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
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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pricey. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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