(Entry 1 of 2)
Definition of prig (Entry 2 of 2)
1567, in the meaning defined above
1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1
prig to steal
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“Prig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prig. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.
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