- 1 (of a person) always behaving in a careful and formal way, and easily shocked by anything that is offensive You can't tell her that joke—she's much too prim and proper.
- 2formal and neat synonym demure a prim suit with a high-necked collar
NAmE//prɪm//(primmer, primmest) (disapproving)
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adverb “You're not supposed to say that,” she said primly.