- to exhibit pride or haughtiness; put on airs.
Origin of pross1
perhaps Scots variant, in v. use, of prowess
Origin of pross2
by shortening and respelling
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Examples from the Web for pross
They were only three at table, and Miss Pross made the third.
No sooner did he face her, than Miss Pross uttered a scream, and clapped her hands.
Within a few minutes, Miss Pross stood whispering at his side.
It was the close of the summer day, and he knew Lucie to be out with Miss Pross.
It was in vain for Mr. Cruncher to repeat what he said; Miss Pross could not hear him.