adjective, pris·si·er, pris·si·est.
Definition for prissy (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for prissy
In the first draft of the script she was written more, in my opinion, prissy.Interview: Kristen Bell, Voiceover Queen, On ‘Frozen,’ ‘Veronica Mars,’ & More|Andrew Romano|December 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Will someone please buy Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood a few bandaids for their prissy little hurt feelings?Egypt's 'Apes and Pigs' Morsi Can't Handle Bassem Youssef, the Egyptian Jon Stewart|Justin Green|April 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You can easily see Amanda taking revenge on "prissy" Meredith.
The woman was, as Prissy had assured Abram, “tickled to pieces.”The Fighting Shepherdess |Caroline Lockhart
But I did tell the Scouts about Prissy's thinking we weren't interested in learning things.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High|Leslie W. Quirk
Her father pushed back his chair in great astonishment and looked at Prissy.
Leslie followed over the threshold, and Prissy ran by like a squirrel, and perched herself on a stool just under the bird-cage.
To be sure, Prissy Hoskins's delaines and calicoes didn't need to be contrived after Demorest's fashion-plates.
British Dictionary definitions for prissy
adjective -sier or -siest
Word Origin for prissy
Word Origin and History for prissy
1895, probably Southern U.S. dialect, first attested in Joel Chandler Harris, perhaps an alteration of precise (q.v.), or a merger of prim and sissy [OED]. Related: Prissily; prissiness.
["]Then Mrs Blue Hen rumpled up her feathers and got mad with herself, and went to setting. I reckon that's what you call it. I've heard some call it 'setting' and others 'sitting.' Once, when I was courting, I spoke of a sitting hen, but the young lady said I was too prissy for anything."
"What is prissy?" asked Sweetest Susan.
Mr. Rabbit shut his eyes and scratched his ear. Then he shook his head slowly.
"It's nothing but a girl's word," remarked Mrs. Meadows by way of explanation. "It means that somebody's trying hard to show off."
"I reckon that's so," said Mr. Rabbit, opening his eyes. He appeared to be much relieved.
[Joel Chandler Harris, "Mr. Rabbit at Home"]