adjective, prim·mer, prim·mest.
verb (used without object), primmed, prim·ming.
verb (used with object), primmed, prim·ming.
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OTHER WORDS FROM primprimly, adverbprimness, nounun·primmed, adjective
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Each aimed to reform my behavior and return me to my classmates as a prim and proper student.Traditional school isn’t always the way to go, and I wish my parents had seen that earlier|Kenneth R. Rosen|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
Like the prim society debutantes at its center, Bridgerton, Netflix’s new, sumptuous historical romance series produced by Shonda Rhimes, has proven to be as controversial as it is popular.
Glenda, who is 68 and has lived at Bronxwood for over seven years, wears square transition lenses and tucks her gray hair into a prim, low bun.“We Don’t Even Know Who Is Dead or Alive”: Trapped Inside an Assisted Living Facility During the Pandemic|by Ava Kofman|November 30, 2020|ProPublica
Goldblum, himself looking prim with a porcelain saucer and teacup in hand, says he found this “wildly touching.”Jeff Goldblum Says Justin Bieber Should Play Him in ‘Jurassic Park’ Reboot|Melissa Leon|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The dresses she has worn at the Convention have both been from Talbot's, the discount yet stil prim-and-proper chain store.Janna Ryan's Discount Style: Two Talbots Dresses at The Republican National Convention|Isabel Wilkinson|August 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When her 12-year-old sister, Prim, is selected to compete in the Hunger Games, Katniss volunteers to go instead.
In her mug shot, she looks so prim in her shawl-collared coat, with its horizontal weave, buttoned up high and proper.
Sometimes his leather jackets were sporty and rakish, at others they were sculpted into prim, hourglass shapes.
The music pealed with wonderful sweetness; you could see the prim white heads of the nuns in their gallery.Little Travels and Roadside Sketches|William Makepeace Thackeray
In so doing—it was like going suddenly into cold water—I found myself face to face with a prim, little old maid.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Her mother's cousin stood in the doorway—a prim little old spinster, who had been their guest for several days.Mildred's Inheritance|Annie Fellows Johnston
Shortly after getting clear of Point Prim, the vessel shipped a sea which broke open the gangways.History of Prince Edward Island|Duncan Campbell
That would be to make it formal, prim—anything but graceful.Amateur Gardencraft|Eben E. Rexford