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priggery

[prig-uh-ree]
noun, plural prig·ger·ies for 2.
  1. the conduct or character of a prig.
  2. an act or remark characteristic of a prig.
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Origin of priggery

First recorded in 1735–45; prig1 + -ery
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Examples from the Web for priggery

Historical Examples

  • The Christian Hero is by no means a piece of priggery, but a sensible and wise little book.

    The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers

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