priggism

noun
prig·​gism | \ ˈpri-ˌgi-zəm How to pronounce priggism (audio) \

Definition of priggism

: stilted adherence to convention

First Known Use of priggism

1753, in the meaning defined above

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“Priggism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/priggism. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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