adjective, prim·mer, prim·mest.
verb (used without object), primmed, prim·ming.
verb (used with object), primmed, prim·ming.
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Origin of prim1
OTHER WORDS FROM primprimly, adverbprimness, nounun·primmed, adjective
Definition for prim (2 of 3)
Origin of prim2
Definition for prim (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for prim
"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