[ pris-ee ]
/ ˈprɪs i /
adjective, pris·si·er, pris·si·est.
excessively proper; affectedly correct; prim.
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OTHER WORDS FROM prissypris·si·ly, adverbpris·si·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prissily
/ (ˈprɪsɪ) /
adjective -sier or -siest
fussy and prim, esp in a prudish way
Derived forms of prissyprissily, adverbprissiness, noun
Word Origin for prissy
C20: probably from prim + sissy
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