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.
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.
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How to use priss in a sentence
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In those hours beside Mark, priss completed the transition from girl to woman.
priss read it over his shoulder, and afterwards she clung close to Joel.
Joel was below, in the cabin with priss, when his brother boarded the ship.
“My dear priss,” he said, in the elder-brother manner he affected toward her.
priss had planned to go ashore in the afternoon; but Mark dissuaded her.