pric·​ey | \ ˈprī-sē How to pronounce pricey (audio) \
variants: or less commonly pricy
pricier; priciest

Definition of pricey

Examples of pricey in a Sentence

The car is a little pricey. a small boutique selling pricey women's clothing
Recent Examples on the Web And the usual suspects – Airbnb and Vrbo – had a limited and pricey selection. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, 24 June 2022 The figures are probably no surprise to anyone who has tried to buy in Boston’s tight, pricey housing market lately. Globe Staff,, 22 June 2022 In the three-minute video, Nogueira shares a controversial opinion about a super popular (and super pricey) luxury lip product. Alyssa Brascia,, 17 June 2022 Climbing aboard the handsome, ferocious and pricey Ducati Multistrada V4S is like a putting on a Ermenegildo Zegna Bespoke suit, some of which sell for $22,000. Josh Max, Forbes, 16 June 2022 With so many weddings being held in 2022, the year has grown beyond busy and pricey for wedding guests. Jacob Passy, WSJ, 16 June 2022 Forget all the Harry’s Bar hype and pricey Bellinis (which are almost as good, anyway, in $17 takeout bottles). Max Vadukul. Styled By Nicoletta Santoro., Town & Country, 12 June 2022 The government is alert to this responsibility, and is now underwriting the pricey and arduous process of peatland rescue. New York Times, 5 May 2022 Washing machines have gotten very fancy (and very pricey) in the last few years, and shopping for your perfect match can be overwhelming. Carolyn Forté, Good Housekeeping, 5 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of pricey

1932, in the meaning defined above

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27 Jun 2022

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“Pricey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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