priss

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from prissy (analyzed as priss + -y ((manner))), noun attested 1923.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

priss (plural prisses)

  1. (informal) A prissy person

Verb[edit]

priss (third-person singular simple present prisss, present participle prissing, simple past and past participle prissed)

  1. To dress or behave in a prissy manner

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References[edit]

  1. ^ priss” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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