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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Flamingo is the first brand to emerge from Harry’s Labs, an offshoot of the company that has chipped away at the market share of industry giant Gillette, capitalizing on consumer frustration with pricey razors. Alexandra Olson, The Seattle Times, "After men’s razors, Harry’s launches shaving brand for women," 15 Oct. 2018 And though our pick for the best monitor has since been bestowed on the even more decadent (and pricey) $2,000 Acer Predator X27, this Samsung display is still a stunner. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Samsung's decadent, ultra-fast CHG70 FreeSync 2 HDR monitor just hit its lowest price yet," 12 Oct. 2018 The Daily Mail estimates that Stormi's footwear is worth around $22,000 total, thanks to pieces like $1,000 Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and $275 Gucci flats, along with less pricey items like $50 Nike Air Force 1 sneakers. Suzannah Weiss, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Shares Video of Stormi Webster's Shoe Collection," 5 July 2018 For those looking to get hitched in Massachusetts, Boston was a better (but still pricey) bet. Christina Prignano,, "Cape Cod is the fifth most expensive place in the US to get married, according to new survey," 21 Mar. 2018 That doesn't mean something less pricey won't occasionally make the cut. Jon Alain Guzik, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hollywood Valets: How to Get Your Wheels Parked Right Up Front," 2 Mar. 2018 Fallout 76 could be pre-ordered in a pricey Power Armor set, complete with a wearable replica helmet and a tote bag. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Bethesda’s attempt to fix a Fallout 76 blunder leaks angry shoppers’ PID [Updated]," 5 Dec. 2018 While both products are pricey, colorful, hyper-engineered, and interesting to look at, neither is inherently a glamorous item. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "Dyson’s new $500 golden hair dryer, explained," 29 Aug. 2018 Plus, CarbonPro is bound to be a pricey option (the exact figure hasn’t been announced yet) just to shave 62 lbs. and have the coolest bed on the block. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "2019 GMC Sierra: The Truck That Tried to Reinvent the Tailgate," 27 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of pricey

1932, in the meaning defined above

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to gather or build up little by little

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