adjective, prim·mer, prim·mest.
verb (used without object), primmed, prim·ming.
verb (used with object), primmed, prim·ming.
Origin of prim1
Examples from the Web for primly
"Frau Schwarz will present you to-night," primly and rising.The Street of Seven Stars|Mary Roberts Rinehart
"Everybody is well, thank you," primly replied Austin; for he was always a little afraid of his sharp-spoken grandmother.The Hero of Hill House|Mable Hale
"You shouldn't ask questions like that, not so suddenly, anyway," she said primly.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle|Laura Lee Hope
She hesitated a moment, then said primly: "Good-night, everybody."The Rosie World|Parker Fillmore
"Papa Petro says we must not talk of the gods of olden times, for they were heathen," said Zoe primly.Our Little Grecian Cousin|Mary F. Nixon-Roulet