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pross1

[pros] /prɒs/
verb (used without object), Scot. and North England.
1.
to exhibit pride or haughtiness; put on airs.
Origin of pross1
perhaps Scots variant, in v. use, of prowess
Related forms
prosser, noun
prossy, adjective

pross2

[pros] /prɒs/
noun, Slang.
Origin
by shortening and respelling
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  • They were only three at table, and Miss pross made the third.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • Within a few minutes, Miss pross stood whispering at his side.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • No sooner did he face her, than Miss pross uttered a scream, and clapped her hands.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • It was the close of the summer day, and he knew Lucie to be out with Miss pross.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • It was in vain for Mr. Cruncher to repeat what he said; Miss pross could not hear him.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • The savage Frenchwoman tried to tear her away, but Miss pross seized her around the waist, and held her back.

    Tales from Dickens

    Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  • Miss pross, submitting herself to his judgment, the scheme was worked out with care.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • Something of this is implied in the slang word pross, since it also means “to sponge upon a comrade,” &c., “for drink.”

  • However, father and daughter did at last appear, and Miss pross was ready at the street door to receive them.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • But, Miss pross suddenly became afflicted with a twitching in the head and body, and retired into the house.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens

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