Prissy definition

prĭsē
(informal) Very prim or precise; fussy, prudish, etc.
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Excessively or affectedly prim and proper.
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The definition of prissy is someone fussy and overly proper, or clothing with a lot of fancy elements.

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.

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A diminutive of the female given name Priscilla.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
prissy
Comparative:
prissier
Superlative:
prissiest

Origin of prissy

  • Perhaps blend of pri(m) (si)ssy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1895, either an alteration of precise, or blend of prim and sissy; first attested in American writer Joel Chandler Harris.

    From Wiktionary