Words nearby prig
Origin of prig1
OTHER WORDS FROM prigprig·gish, adjectiveprig·gish·ly, adverbprig·gish·ness, nounun·prig·gish, adjective
Definition for prig (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), prigged, prig·ging.
verb (used without object), prigged, prig·ging.
Origin of prig2
Examples from the Web for prig
You haven't a book o' no sort with you that we could prig a little po'try from?'Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour|R. S. Surtees
He became a prig in the less harmful and more offensive sense.A Book of Scoundrels|Charles Whibley
A prig is a stuck-up silly creature, and a prude is always thinking everything wicked.The Maidens' Lodge|Emily Sarah Holt
Prig misunderstood their anxiety, and supposing they were setting her on the rabbit, joined in the hunt.Happy Days for Boys and Girls|Various
In the apartment which adjoined the chamber he discovered little 'Jack the Prig,' fast asleep in bed.City Crimes|Greenhorn