Prig meaning

prĭg
The definition of a prig is a person who is very smug in demonstrating how and why they follow their moral behaviors.

An example of a prig is someone who is annoying when explaining why they do something a certain way.

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A person who demonstrates an exaggerated conformity or propriety, especially in an irritatingly arrogant or smug manner.
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A person who is annoyingly smug in his or her moral behavior, attitudes, etc.
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A person who demonstrates an exaggerated conformity or propriety, especially in an irritatingly arrogant or smug manner.
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To steal or pilfer.
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A person who is annoyingly fastidious about rules, small details, etc.
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To steal.
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To haggle.
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A thief or pickpocket.
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(UK, archaic) A petty thief or pickpocket.
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(archaic) A conceited dandy; a fop.
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(Scotland) To haggle or argue over price.
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(slang, dated) To filch or steal.

To prig a handkerchief.

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Origin of prig

  • Origin unknown
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Of unknown origin.
    From Wiktionary