- A very proper child who won't ever get messy and who doesn't like to do anything physical is an example of someone who might be described as prissy.
- A dress with lots of little bows and ruffles on it is an example of a prissy dress.
The definition of prissy is someone fussy and overly proper, or clothing with a lot of fancy elements.
Informal very prim or precise; fussy, prudish, etc.
Origin of prissyprobably pr(im) + (s)issy
Excessively or affectedly prim and proper.
Origin of prissyPerhaps blend of pri(m) 1 (si)ssy
(comparative prissier, superlative prissiest)