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prim

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verb \ˈprim\

Definition of prim

primmed

primming

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give a prim or demure expression to <primming her thin lips after every mouthful — John Buchan>

  3. 2 :  to dress primly

Origin and Etymology of prim

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1706


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prim

adjective

Definition of prim

primmer

primmest

  1. 1 a :  stiffly formal and proper :  decorous b :  prudish

  2. 2 :  neat, trim <prim hedges>

primly

adverb

primness

noun

Examples of prim in a sentence

  1. He has prim views on religion.

  2. Her aunts were very prim and proper.

1709

First Known Use of prim

1709


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prim

abbreviation

Definition of prim


PRIM Defined for English Language Learners


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prim

adjective

Definition of prim for English Language Learners

  • : very formal and proper

  • : easily shocked or upset by rude behavior, comments, etc.

  • : very neat in appearance


PRIM Defined for Kids

prim

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adjective \ˈprim\

Definition of prim for Students

primmer

primmest

  1. :  very formal and proper

primly

adverb

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