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prig

play
noun \ˈprig\

Definition of prig

  1. :  thief

Origin and Etymology of prig

prig to steal


First Known Use: 1567


2

prig

noun

Definition of prig

  1. 1 archaic :  fop

  2. 2 archaic :  fellow, person

  3. 3 :  one who offends or irritates by observance of proprieties (as of speech or manners) in a pointed manner or to an obnoxious degree

priggery

play \-gə-rē\ noun

priggish

play \ˈpri-gish\ adjective

priggishly

adverb

priggishness

noun

Origin and Etymology of prig

probably from 1prig


First Known Use: 1676



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