Origin of prig1
Related formsprig·gish, adjectiveprig·gish·ly, adverbprig·gish·ness, nounun·prig·gish, adjective
Examples from the Web for priggish
Roth, priggish to the end, responds, "I'm warning you—stay away from my kids!"
Even the priggish Higher Thought is not allowed to enjoy a sense of superiority.The Gentle Reader|Samuel McChord Crothers
How the statuesque myth and the priggish myth and the dull and solemn myth melt away before it!George Washington, Vol. I|Henry Cabot Lodge
He was selfish and priggish and worse, he was piggish—A regular beast of a brute.The Book of Humorous Verse|Various