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prig

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disapproving someone who annoys people by being very careful about proper behavior and by criticizing the behavior of other people
  • She is too much of a prig for my liking.

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The first known use of prig was in 1567

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“Prig.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prig. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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