[ pris-ee ]
/ ˈprɪs i /
adjective, pris·si·er, pris·si·est.
excessively proper; affectedly correct; prim.
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Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the sentence? It__s your turn to pick the movie __ but your sister gets to pick the board game we _ re going to play.
Its your turn to pick the movie but your sister gets to pick the board game we’re going to play.
It’s your turn to pick the movie but your sister gets to pick the board game were going to play.
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OTHER WORDS FROM prissypris·si·ly, adverbpris·si·ness, noun
Words nearby prissy
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British Dictionary definitions for prissiness
/ (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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