Definition of pricey adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpraɪsi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpraɪsi//
(pricier, priciest) (informal)
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expensive Synonymsexpensivecostly overpriced pricey dearThese words all describe something that costs a lot of money.expensive costing a lot of money; charging high prices:I can’t afford it—it’s just too expensive for me. an expensive restaurantcostly (rather formal) costing a lot of money, especially more than you want to pay:You want to avoid costly legal proceedings if you can.overpriced too expensive; costing more than it is worth:ridiculously overpriced designer clothespricey (informal) expensive:Houses in the village are now too pricey for local people to afford.dear [not usually before noun] (British English) expensive:Everything’s so dear now, isn’t it? This word is starting to become rather old-fashioned.Patterns expensive/​costly/​overpriced/​pricey for somebody/​something expensive/​costly to do something very/​too/​fairly/​quite/​pretty expensive/​costly/​priceyExtra examples Eating out is a bit pricey. Houses in the village are now too pricey for local people to afford. The menu may seem pricey, but it’s actually good value for money.
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