pride and joy

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pride and joy

:someone or something that makes someone very proud and happy
  • Our children are our pride and joy.
  • The car is his pride and joy.

Word by Word Definitions

pride play
  1. : the quality or state of being proud: such as

  2. : inordinate self-esteem : conceit

  3. : a reasonable or justifiable self-respect

  1. : to indulge (oneself) in pride

joy play
  1. : the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires : delight

  2. : the expression or exhibition of such emotion : gaiety

  3. : a state of happiness or felicity : bliss

  1. : to experience great pleasure or delight : rejoice

  2. : gladden

  3. : enjoy


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