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synonyms for prigs

  • puritan
  • snob
  • fussbudget
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How to use prigs in a sentence

At the Universities, Punch was evidently concerned by the multiplication of prigs.
MR. PUNCH'S HISTORY OF MODERN ENGLAND VOL. IV OF IV.CHARLES L. GRAVES
Loathsome prigs, stiff conventions, editor of cheap magazines ladled in Sir Wots-his-name.
INSTIGATIONSEZRA POUND
In the Beggars Opera, were assembled matchmakers, beggars, prigs and all the lowest of the low.
THE HISTORY OF THE CATNACH PRESSCHARLES HINDLEY
I have heard too that they turn out a lot of digs and prigs.
MARJORIE DEAN COLLEGE FRESHMANPAULINE LESTER
Did he class her with that alien world of prigs and dullards?
THE HALF-HEARTEDJOHN BUCHAN
They are all either prigs, ruffians, or curled darlings; each of whom a man longs to kick.
THE GIRL OF THE PERIOD AND OTHER SOCIAL ESSAYS, VOL. II (OF 2)ELIZA LYNN LINTON
You may report to your Government that the British youth of the present day, hot from the university, are very often prigs.
PICCADILLYLAURENCE OLIPHANT
Perhaps we are all prigs at some season in our lives, if we happen to have any inherent power of doing great things.
NAME AND FAMEADELINE SERGEANT
Now Helen's will always be clean little prigs who couldn't be naughty if they tried.
MOOR FIRESE. H. (EMILY HILDA) YOUNG
Since you've swotted up into the Upper Sixth, you've turned into a very good imitation of the prigs you associate with.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
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