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PRISSY (prissier, prissiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prissy mean? 

PRISSY (adjective)
  The adjective PRISSY has 2 senses:

1. exaggeratedly proper
2. excessively fastidious and easily disgusted

  Familiarity information: PRISSY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRISSY (adjective)


Sense 1prissy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exaggeratedly proper

Synonyms:

straightlaced; strait-laced; straitlaced; tight-laced; straight-laced; square-toed; prudish; prissy; priggish; puritanical; prim; victorian

Context example:

my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts

Similar:

proper (marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness)


Sense 2prissy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excessively fastidious and easily disgusted

Synonyms:

overnice; squeamish; prissy; dainty; nice

Context examples:

too nice about his food to take to camp cooking / so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow

Similar:

fastidious (giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness)


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