Definition of Priggings

1. prigging [n] - See also: prigging



Lexicographical Neighbors of Priggings

priestliness
priestlinesses
priestly
priests
prieve
prieved
prieves
prieving
prig
prigged
prigger
priggeries
priggers
priggery
prigging
priggings (current term)
priggish
priggishly
priggishness
priggishnesses
priggism
priggisms
prigs
prile
priles
priliximab
prill
prill sulfur
prilled
prilling

Literary usage of Priggings

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Parody Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1904)
"Might was right, and all the terrors, which had held the world in awe, Were despised, and priggings prospered, spite of Laurie, spite of law. ..."

2. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1869)
"... ambitious, and not too honest, to amass from their savings, their " vails," their perquisites, and their " priggings," as much as will elevate them into ..."

3. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1837)
"The minister of state and I alike for booty ax, Only I confess its priggings, v'ile he calls his swag a tax. Your mistress is a robber, though she robs you ..."

4. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1837)
"... o' them and von of us — a minister and me 1 The minister of state and I alike for booty ax, Only I confess its priggings, v'ile he calls his swag a tax. ..."

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