prissy
1895, either an alteration of precise, or blend of prim and fussy; first attested in American writer Joel Chandler Harris. Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈpɹɪsi/
Adjective

prissy (comparative prissier, superlative prissiest)

  1. Excessively prim, proper, particular or fussy.
    • 22 March 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club Cabin Boy[http://www.avclub.com/articles/cabin-boy,71269/]
      As Nathanial Mayweather, heir to the Mayweather Hotel fortune, Elliott doesn’t disdain the hoi polloi so much as he considers everyone, even the faculty and headmaster at the prissiest private school in existence, to be part of it.
  2. (usually derogatory) Very feminine or dressy.
  3. Well-mannered, well-behaved.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: благонра́вный
  • Spanish: caballero
Noun

prissy (plural prissies)

  1. A person who is excessively prim, proper, particular or fussy.

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



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