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preachy

[ pree-chee ]
/ ˈpri tʃi /
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adjective, preach·i·er, preach·i·est.
tediously or pretentiously didactic.
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Origin of preachy

First recorded in 1810–20; preach + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM preachy

preach·i·ly, adverbpreach·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for preachy

preachy
/ (ˈpriːtʃɪ) /

adjective preachier or preachiest
informal inclined to or marked by preaching
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