prissy

[ pris-ee ]
/ ˈprɪs i /

adjective, pris·si·er, pris·si·est.

excessively proper; affectedly correct; prim.

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Origin of prissy

1890–95, Americanism; blend of prim1 and sissy

OTHER WORDS FROM prissy

pris·si·ly, adverbpris·si·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prissy

prissy
/ (ˈprɪsɪ) /

adjective -sier or -siest

fussy and prim, esp in a prudish way

Derived forms of prissy

prissily, adverbprissiness, noun

Word Origin for prissy

C20: probably from prim + sissy
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