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verb (used without object) Scot. and North England.
  1. to exhibit pride or haughtiness; put on airs.
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Origin of pross1

perhaps Scots variant, in v. use, of prowess
Related formspross·er, nounpross·y, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • In spite of the camp's curiosity, for the next few days they delicately withheld their usual evening visits to Prossy's mother.

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