Definition of Prissy

1. Adjective. Exaggeratedly proper. "My straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"




2. Adjective. Excessively fastidious and easily disgusted. "So squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow"
Exact synonyms: Dainty, Nice, Overnice, Squeamish
Similar to: Fastidious
Derivative terms: Squeamishness, Squeamishness

Definition of Prissy

1. Proper noun. A diminutive of the female given name Priscilla. ¹

2. Adjective. excessively prim, proper, particular or fussy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prissy

1. excessively or affectedly proper [adj -SIER, -SIEST] : PRISSILY [adv] / one who is prissy [n -SIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prissy

prisonless
prisonlike
prisonment
prisonments
prisons
priss
prissed
prisses
prissier
prissies
prissiest
prissily
prissiness
prissinesses
prissing
prissy
pristane
pristanes
pristanic
pristanic acid
pristinamycin
pristinamycine
pristinamycines
pristinamycins
pristinate
pristine
pristinely
pristineness
pritchel
pritchel hole

Literary usage of Prissy

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
""Well," said Miss Prissy, "I guess to-night, before I go to bed, I'll make a dive at him. When a thing's once out, it's out, and can't be got in again, ..."

2. Freedom for Priscilla by Joyce Nicholson (1978)
"Prissy Asks More Questions Two days later, the Harding family saw Uncle ... Nick and Prissy were in the back garden. They had been playing cricket on the ..."

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