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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Which also means the best lash extensions are pricey and will require a consultation. Katheryn Erickson, Glamour, "Your Everything Guide to Eyelash Extensions," 28 Mar. 2019 Just about every room can benefit from a combination of pricey and inexpensive pieces, regardless of its aesthetic. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "A Celebrity Home Stager Reveals the Art of Decorating," 7 Mar. 2019 To the dismay of some, art fairs have become somewhat of a spectacle, with street style photographers, champagne bars, VIP lounges, and increasingly pricey entry fees. Zachary Schwartz, Vogue, "The Armory Show’s Collectors Dinner Gathered the Art World's Most Influential," 6 Mar. 2019 Really effective skin care had previously been in the purview of those who could afford pricey products. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "Deciem’s Brandon Truaxe: the world’s most controversial beauty CEO, explained," 9 Oct. 2018 The four young men swooped into the Apple store Saturday morning inside Fashion Fair Mall in Fresno, California, and made off with 26 pricey products – as stunned customers and employees looked on. Fox News, "Thieves swipe $27K worth of gadgets in brazen Apple store heist," 10 July 2018 However, the low number of farms producing it in the U.S. makes camel milk hard to come by and a fairly pricey product. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Camel milk is the hot new trend and there is a farm right here in Indiana," 21 June 2018 Manley also put a target on a pricey Ford product, the Ford Raptor, and its average transaction prices of $71,000, saying Ram would bring its TRX concept truck to market. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "Fiat Chrysler plans to drive Jeep, Ram to worldwide profit," 1 June 2018 Instead, many of us drink, chew, and slurp down pricey products that claim to restore electrolytes and prevent fatigue without giving the ingredient list another thought. Sara Angle, Outside Online, "Your Guide to Using Electrolytes Properly," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of pricey

1932, in the meaning defined above

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