[prey-see-oo ; French prey-syœ]
- (of a man) overly fastidious or refined; precious; affected.
- an affected or excessively fastidious man, as in dress, manner, or speech.
Origin of précieux
1890–95; < French; literally, precious
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018