- a prissy person.
Origin of priss
Examples from the Web for priss
Historical Examples of priss
Joel was below, in the cabin with Priss, when his brother boarded the ship.
Priss had planned to go ashore in the afternoon; but Mark dissuaded her.
“My dear Priss,” he said, in the elder-brother manner he affected toward her.
And Priss, listening, winced at the thing that was like apology in his tone.
Priss had put curtains on the windows; and she had a lily, in a pot, at one of them, and a clump of pansies at another.
1914, Southern U.S., back-formation from prissy.