[ prey-see-oo; French prey-syœ ]
/ ˌpreɪ siˈʊ; French preɪˈsyœ /
(of a man) overly fastidious or refined; precious; affected.
noun, plural pré·cieux [prey-see-ooz; French prey-syœ]. /ˌpreɪ siˈʊz; French preɪˈsyœ/.
an affected or excessively fastidious man, as in dress, manner, or speech.
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Origin of précieux
1890–95; <French; literally, precious
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