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Definitions and Synonyms of prissy | Another word for prissy | What is prissy?

Definition 1: excessively fastidious and easily disgusted - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where prissy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for prissy in the sense of this definition

(prissy is similar to ...) giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness

"a fastidious and incisive intellect" "fastidious about personal cleanliness"

Definition 2: exaggeratedly proper - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where prissy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts

Synonyms for prissy in the sense of this definition

(prissy is similar to ...) marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

"proper medical treatment" "proper manners"

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