Priss meaning

prĭs
The definition of a priss is a spoiled or uptight person who thinks they are too good for everyone or everything.

An example of a priss is a girl who wears a party dress to a picnic and who refuses to get dirty.

noun
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To dress or behave in a prissy manner.
verb
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To act or move about in a prissy way or manner.
verb
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(informal) A prissy person.
noun
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One who is prissy.
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A prissy person.
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Origin of priss

  • Back-formation from prissy (analyzed as priss + -y (“(manner)")), noun attested 1923.

    From Wiktionary