- A very proper girl who won't ever get any mud on herself 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.
Origin of prissyprobably pr(im) + (s)issy
Origin of prissyPerhaps blend of pri(m)1 and (si)ssy.
(comparative prissier, superlative prissiest)