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adjective, preach·i·er, preach·i·est.
  1. tediously or pretentiously didactic.
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Origin of preachy

First recorded in 1810–20; preach + -y1
Related formspreach·i·ly, adverbpreach·i·ness, noun
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moralizing, pontifical, sententious

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British Dictionary definitions for preachy


adjective preachier or preachiest
  1. informal inclined to or marked by preaching
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Word Origin and History for preachy


1819, from preach + -y (2). Related: Preachiness.

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