preachy

[pree-chee]
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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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Related Words for preachy

moralizing, pontifical, sententious

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British Dictionary definitions for preachy

preachy

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

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

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