\ ˈpris \

Definition of priss

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly Midland
: to act or dress in a prissy or fussy manner often used with up prissing up to impress the teacher


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plural -es

Definition of priss (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly Midland
: a prissy person usually used of a woman or girl

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History and Etymology for priss

Intransitive verb

back-formation from prissy

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“Priss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/priss. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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