adjective, pros·i·er, pros·i·est.
of the nature of or resembling prose.
prosaic; dull, tedious, wearisome, or commonplace.
Origin of prosy
Related formspros·i·ly, adverbpros·i·ness, noun
First recorded in 1805–15; prose
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Related Words for prosyinnocuous
Examples from the Web for prosy
Historical Examples of prosy
In all probability, too, Hans was then about two years old, and "Prosy" a year or two older.
Fancy Prosy being in love with anybody, or anybody being in love with Prosy!
Prosy showed tact—I must say that for Prosy—distinctly tact.
She would get Prosy by himself, and make him tell her all about it.
Sally was reserved about details, but clear about the outcome of her expedition with Prosy.
British Dictionary definitions for prosy
adjective prosier or prosiest
Derived Formsprosily, adverbprosiness, noun
of the nature of or similar to prose
dull, tedious, or long-winded
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Word Origin and History for prosy
1814 (Jane Austen), from prose + -y (2). Related: Prosiness.
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