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  1. someone who is excessively prim, proper, or fussy; an affectedly dainty or prissy person: Call me a priss, but I think the relentless explicitness in this novel reduces the characters somehow.

verb (used without object)
  1. to act or move in a prim, fussy, or affectedly dainty way, like a priss: I’m not one to primp and priss over myself in the bathroom.At halftime I like to see the baton twirlers priss around in their itty-bitty costumes.

Origin of priss

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; back formation from prissy

Words Nearby priss Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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