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pricey

or pric·y

[prahy-see]
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adjective, pric·i·er, pric·i·est.
  1. expensive or unduly expensive: a pricey wine.
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Origin of pricey

First recorded in 1930–35; price + -y1
Related formspric·i·ly, adverbpric·ey·ness, noun
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  • And so Suzanne got on an airplane that night and flew back to San Jose and took a pricey taxi back to her place.

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    Cory Doctorow


British Dictionary definitions for pricey

pricey

pricy

adjective pricier or priciest
  1. an informal word for expensive
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Word Origin and History for pricey

adj.

also pricy, "expensive," 1932, from price (n.) + -y (2).

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