1 of 2

intransitive verb

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


2 of 2


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

Word History


Intransitive verb

back-formation from prissy

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“Priss.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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