Definition of Priggish

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




Definition of Priggish

1. a. Like a prig; conceited; pragmatical.

Definition of Priggish

1. Adjective. Like a prig. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Priggish

1. marked by priggism [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Priggish

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

Literary usage of Priggish

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

1. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction: Modern Prose and Poetry by William Shepard Walsh (1914)
"She is pursued by Absalon, the priggish parish clerk, but is herself in love with her lodger Nicholas, who joins her in playing practical jokes upon her ..."

2. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction: Modern Prose and Poetry; Famous Characters by William Shepard Walsh (1914)
"She is pursued by Absalon, the priggish parish clerk, but is herself in love with her lodger Nicholas, who joins her in playing practical jokes upon her ..."

3. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"Prog, the ». — Any thing procured by begging or filching ; victuals, provisions so procured ; and gen. — provisions. A prig or priggish fellow, ..."

4. Letters and Writings of James Greenleaf Croswell: Late Master of the Bearley by James Greenleaf Croswell (1917)
"... making a rather priggish girl in the process of teaching. More anon! Forgive this poor weak effort. Your anxious colleague, JG CROSWELL. ..."

5. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"Trim sounds so very short and priggish—that my name should be a monosyllable ! Ibid. Tatler, No. 77. A cane is part of the dress of a TRIG. 1714. ..."

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