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priggism

[prig-iz-uh m]
noun
  1. priggish character or ideas; priggishness.
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Origin of priggism

First recorded in 1735–45; prig1 + -ism
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Examples from the Web for priggism

Historical Examples

  • There is a dash of solemnity, a ludicrous assumption of priggism, about the Scottish fool which Mr White has entirely evaded.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 60, No. 369, July 1846

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

    Woman in Science

    John Augustine Zahm