prig

noun (1)
\ˈprig \

Definition of prig 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: thief

prig

noun (2)

Definition of prig (Entry 2 of 2)

1 archaic : fop

2 archaic : fellow, person

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

Other Words from prig

Noun (2)

priggery \ˈpri-​gə-​rē \ noun
priggish \ˈpri-​gish \ adjective
priggishly adverb
priggishness noun

First Known Use of prig

Noun (1)

1567, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for prig

Noun (1)

prig to steal

Noun (2)

probably from prig entry 1

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