Synonyms for prissy
- prim and proper
Antonyms for prissy
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRISSY
The woman was, as Prissy had assured Abram, “tickled to pieces.”
I'll not deny that Prissy and I were wondering at your absence.
We were going upstairs, Prissy and I; the girl had been in bed for an hour.
For look you, Prissy, an' it were not true, it would be a lie.
Would these boys let her keep them in order as Bertie was kept by Prissy and Milly?
It had77 never occurred to them as possible to keep anything from Prissy.
Prissy rose, and Esther was glad to escape with her into the garden.
“Prissy,” she whispered, a little later, bending over the child.
The work here is very easy, and Prissy is getting to be quite a help.
“It was sweet of you to take care of things, Prissy dear,” she said.
1895, probably Southern U.S. dialect, first attested in Joel Chandler Harris, perhaps an alteration of precise (q.v.), or a merger of prim and sissy [OED]. Related: Prissily; prissiness.
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