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preachy

[ pree-chee ]
/ ˈpri tʃi /
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adjective, preach·i·er, preach·i·est.

tediously or pretentiously didactic.

RELATED WORDS

moralizing, pontifical, sententious

Nearby words

preacher curl, preachify, preaching, preachingly, preachment, preachy, preacquisition profit, preadamite, preadapt, preadaptation, preadmission

Origin of preachy

First recorded in 1810–20; preach + -y1
Related formspreach·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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Word Origin and History for preachy

preachy


adj.

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

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