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



BrE BrE//ˈprɪsi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪsi//
(informal, disapproving)
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too careful to always behave correctly and appearing easily shocked by rude behaviour, etc. synonym prudish She was a prissy little girl. Children’s clothes that are attractive without being prissy. Word Originlate 19th cent.: perhaps a blend of prim and sissy.
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