or pric·y


adjective, pric·i·er, pric·i·est.

expensive or unduly expensive: a pricey wine.

Origin of pricey

First recorded in 1930–35; price + -y1
Related formspric·i·ly, adverbpric·ey·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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.


    Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for pricey



adjective pricier or priciest

an informal word for expensive
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Word Origin and History for pricey

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

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