\ ˈprig How to pronounce prig (audio) \

Definition of prig

 (Entry 1 of 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 How to pronounce priggery (audio) \ noun
priggish \ ˈpri-​gish How to pronounce priggish (audio) \ 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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“Prig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prig. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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