[ proh-zee ]
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adjective,pros·i·er, pros·i·est.
  1. of the nature of or resembling prose.

  2. prosaic; dull, tedious, wearisome, or commonplace.

Origin of prosy

First recorded in 1805–15; prose + -y1

Other words from prosy

  • pros·i·ly, adverb
  • pros·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby prosy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use prosy in a sentence

  • Whatever the reason was that Sally was quite glad at the appearance of Dr. prosy, there could be no doubt about the fact.

    Somehow Good | William de Morgan
  • And shortly afterwards: "I suppose prosy has a right to his private affairs, as much as I have to mine."

    Somehow Good | William de Morgan
  • She got implicated in the friend's last dying splash, while prosy got nearly scot-free.

    Somehow Good | William de Morgan
  • It was quite true, as Sally had surmised, that poor prosy had been entangled in the meshes of his Octopus.

    Somehow Good | William de Morgan
  • Sir Dioscorides Gayler's a cousin of his, you know, and would pass on his practice to prosy on easy terms.

    Somehow Good | William de Morgan

British Dictionary definitions for prosy


/ (ˈprəʊzɪ) /

adjectiveprosier or prosiest
  1. of the nature of or similar to prose

  2. dull, tedious, or long-winded

Derived forms of prosy

  • prosily, adverb
  • prosiness, noun

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