Prim definitions

prĭm
Neat and trim.

A prim hedgerow.

adjective
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A privet.
noun
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To fix (the face or mouth) in a prim expression.
verb
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To make prim, as in dress or appearance.
verb
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To assume a prim expression.
verb
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Primary.
abbreviation
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Primitive.
abbreviation
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Stiffly formal, precise, moral, etc.; proper; demure.
adjective
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To assume a prim expression on (one's face or mouth)
verb
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The definition of prim is a proper, precise and formal person.

An example of prim is a traditional fifties housewife who does not wear casual clothes, and instead is always dressed as if she is ready to leave the house.

adjective
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adjective
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Formal; precise; affectedly neat or nice.

Prim regularity; a prim person.

adjective
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(dated) To make affectedly precise or proper.
verb
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(dated) To dress or act smartly.
verb
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(botany) Privet.
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Origin of prim

Possibly from obsolete prim formal or demure person perhaps from Old French prin first, delicate prime