prim

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old French prim, prin, from Latin primus (first).

Adjective[edit]

prim (comparative primmer, superlative primmest)

  1. prudish, straight-laced
  2. formal; precise; affectedly neat or nice
    prim regularity; a prim person
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jonathan Swift to this entry?)
Usage notes[edit]

Often used in the collocationprim and proper”.

Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

prim (third-person singular simple present prims, present participle primming, simple past and past participle primmed)

  1. (dated) To make affectedly precise or proper.
  2. (dated) To dress or act smartly.

Etymology 2[edit]

See privet.

Noun[edit]

prim

  1. (botany) privet

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

prim m (feminine prima, masculine plural prims, feminine plural primes)

  1. thin, skinny

Ladin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

prim m (plural primi, feminine prima, feminine plural primes)

  1. first

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prīmus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

prim 4 nom/acc forms

  1. prime, first

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]