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or pricy

[prahy-see] /ˈpraɪ si/
adjective, pricier, priciest.
expensive or unduly expensive:
a pricey wine.
Origin of pricey
First recorded in 1930-35; price + -y1
Related forms
pricily, adverb
priceyness, noun Unabridged
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  • And so Suzanne got on an airplane that night and flew back to San Jose and took a pricey taxi back to her place.

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British Dictionary definitions for pricey


adjective pricier, priciest
an informal word for expensive
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for pricey

also pricy, "expensive," 1932, from price (n.) + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for pricey



Expensive; dear •Chiefly British: Godiva chocolates and other pricey goodies (1932+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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