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  • proper noun A diminutive of the female given name Priscilla.


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  • It was in Prissy's prim, pretty little writing, sure enough, and it just said that his attentions were "unwelcome," and would he be "kind enough to refrain from offering them."

    Chronicles of Avonlea

  • Yes, Gordon won't have me called Prissy any more, I'd have you know. "

    Rose cottage

  • Yes, Gordon won't have me called Prissy any more, I'd have you know. "

    Rose cottage

  • I remarked to the eldest young woman, -- called Prissy (Priscilla) by her sister, -- that the country hereabout was pleasantly wooded.

    Campaigns of a Non-Combatant, and His Romaunt Abroad During the War

  • One day at a club the he-old-maid "Prissy" Atterbury cackled:

    We Can't Have Everything

  • "Prissy" was the disrespectful nickname by which the young ladies referred, behind her back, to Miss Priscilla Cabot.


  • Arizona, Sherri Holly of Bedford, and Lisa Smith and husband David of Windthorst; ten grandchildren, including her "Prissy," Lindsay Denise McCraven; several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her very best friends, Betty and Barney Broyles of Iowa Park, and Simba.

    Times Record News Stories

  • Best known for her role as "Prissy" in the 1939 MGM movie "Gone with the Wind," Butterfly was a nearly lifelong atheist.

    Planet Atheism

  • Okay, let's be honest: Scarlett slapped just about everybody in that movie from Ashley to Rhett a couple of times and even poor Prissy "I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' no babies, Miss Scarlett!!!"

    Charlotte Hilton Andersen: Women Slapping Men: Cute or Abusive? (TV Says Both!)

  • Talk about a picture of inequality: What he wears with such a confident strut makes her look as small and vulnerable as Prissy in "Gone With the Wind."

    Only If You Make Me


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    November 18, 2009