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verb (used without object), preach·i·fied, preach·i·fy·ing.
  1. to preach in an obtrusive or tedious way.
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Origin of preachify

First recorded in 1765–75; preach + -ify
Related formspreach·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Soon as the gals and I get the dishes done, we'll be out to hear Abe preachify.

    Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance

    Frances Cavanah

British Dictionary definitions for preachify


verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. (intr) informal to preach or moralize in a tedious manner
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Derived Formspreachifying, noun
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