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[ prig-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈprɪg ɪz əm /


priggish character or ideas; priggishness.

Nearby words

priestley, joseph, priestly, prig, priggery, priggish, priggism, prigogine, prigogine, ilya, prill, prilosec, prim

Origin of priggism

First recorded in 1735–45; prig1 + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for priggism

  • A striking characteristic of these learned women was the entire absence of all priggism or pedantry.

    Woman in Science|John Augustine Zahm