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

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The car is a little pricey. a small boutique selling pricey women's clothing
Recent Examples on the Web Yet these sorts of biases do not seem fully to explain the strangeness of pricey digital videos of cats or an unprompted rollercoaster ride for the stock of an old-economy retailer like GameStop. The Economist, "Free exchange The prices of sports cards and odd collectibles are booming, too," 27 Feb. 2021 The pandemic drove an astounding decline in rental prices across the notoriously pricey Bay Area over the past year. Kellie Hwang, San Francisco Chronicle, "Despite pandemic nosedive, S.F.'s rental prices still highest in nation, report shows," 24 Feb. 2021 Landed has helped essential workers buy homes in pricey metro areas like Denver, Seattle, Boston and Los Angeles, according to its website. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, "New program coming to Ogden to make homes more affordable for teachers, government workers," 23 Feb. 2021 Those pricey running shoes split apart in two months after only a few miles of use. Washington Post, "Have a consumer complaint? Here’s how to get it before the right pair of eyes.," 23 Feb. 2021 The prospect of another pricey package is already raising concerns among some Republicans. Andrew Restuccia, WSJ, "Biden Prepares for Sweeping Recovery Package After Covid-19 Relief Bill," 22 Feb. 2021 Winter jackets can be relatively pricey pieces of winter clothing—and for good reason. Field & Stream, "Best Men’s Jackets: Stay Warm in Winter Weather," 22 Feb. 2021 The formidable, mighty W12 and V8 engines that power Bentley's pricey sedans, grand tourers and SUVs will soon become part of automotive legend. Morgan Korn, ABC News, "Why 2021 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for electric vehicles," 21 Feb. 2021 Meanwhile, in pricey areas like Seattle, plenty of tenants make more than the local median income yet still can’t afford their rent, Ellerbrook points out. Time, "Millions of Tenants Behind on Rent, Small Landlords Struggling, Eviction Moratoriums Expiring Soon: Inside the Next Housing Crisis," 18 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of pricey

1932, in the meaning defined above

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27 Feb 2021

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“Pricey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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