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  • adv. In a prissy manner; in a manner that is excessively prim or proper.

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  • adv. in a prissy manner


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  • I should write about what I've seen: expensive women in summer pearls, their blonde faces tanned the shade of their husbands' Church-brand shoes; lacquered restaurants where men, even in this torpid weather, wear black tie and prissily fold their hands so they won't spill their drinks; and in the neatly gardened streets of quiet clapboard houses, rabbits nibbling by moonlight, their usual terror muted by the town's mock-innocence.

    New Jersey Moon

  • It's no fun prissily adhering to grammatical rules if it's mandatory.

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  • Bit paunchy, leering, prissily insistent about the Proper Place of Women?

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  • How ridiculous he must think her, in her running shoes and sweaty workout clothes, flushed with anger and exercise, prissily upbraiding him like an old schoolmarm.

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  • This week I have tried to reply to this irritating and rather prissily expressed missive from Coucillor James Mac Cleary (Liberal Democrat)

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  • "Financial impropriety," narrow-faced Backle said prissily.


  • Everybody with eyes to see knows the historical pattern of Republicans making character attacks (that stick) and Democrats prissily sticking to policy attacks, with the result that Republicans win elections.

    Dems Open Major Populist Offensive Over McCain's Houses Gaffe

  • “One or zero has to be the most barbaric way of describing another human being,” he said, a tad prissily.

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  • Bruce, rather than complain prissily about my columns stirring people up, God forbid, why don't you favor our readers with something under your byline that they might actually, you know, talk about?

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