preachy

[pree-chee]

adjective, preach·i·er, preach·i·est.

tediously or pretentiously didactic.

Nearby words

  1. preacher curl,
  2. preachify,
  3. preaching,
  4. preachingly,
  5. preachment,
  6. preacquisition profit,
  7. preadamite,
  8. preadapt,
  9. preadaptation,
  10. 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

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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