Primmed
Prim Prim, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Primmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Primming}.] To deck with great nicety; to arrange with affected preciseness; to prink. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • primmed — prɪm adj. orderly, arranged; neat, clean; formal, proper, rigid (in behavior); sanctimonious, self righteous, smug v. behave in a self righteous or smug manner; have a sanctimonious appearance, appear smug …   English contemporary dictionary

  • primmed — past of prim …   Useful english dictionary

  • Prim — Prim, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Primmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Primming}.] To deck with great nicety; to arrange with affected preciseness; to prink. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Primming — Prim Prim, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Primmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Primming}.] To deck with great nicety; to arrange with affected preciseness; to prink. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prim — I. transitive verb (primmed; primming) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1706 1. to give a prim or demure expression to < primming her thin lips after every mouthful John Buchan > 2. to dress primly II. adjective (primmer; …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prim — prim1 primly, adv. primness, n. /prim/, adj., primmer, primmest, v., primmed, primming. adj. 1. formally precise or proper, as persons or behavior; stiffly neat. v.i. 2. to draw up the mouth in an affectedly nice or precise way. v.t …   Universalium

  • prim — adjective (primmer, primmest) feeling or showing disapproval of anything improper; stiffly correct. verb (prims, primming, primmed) purse (the mouth or lips) into a prim expression. Derivatives primly adverb primness noun Origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • prim — /prɪm / (say prim) adjective (primmer, primmest) 1. affectedly precise or proper, as persons, behaviour, etc.; stiffly neat. –verb (primmed, primming) –verb (i) 2. to draw up the mouth in an affectedly nice or precise way. –verb (t) 3. to make… …   Australian English dictionary

  • prim — prim1 [prim] adj. primmer, primmest [< ? MFr prim, prime, first (also sharp, thin, slender; hence, neat) < L primus, first: see PRIME] stiffly formal, precise, moral, etc.; proper; demure vt., vi. primmed, primming to assume a prim… …   English World dictionary

  • prim — adj. & v. adj. (primmer, primmest) 1 (of a person or manner) stiffly formal and precise. 2 (of a woman or girl) demure. 3 prudish. v.tr. (primmed, primming) 1 form (the face, lips, etc.) into a prim expression. 2 make prim. Derivatives: primly… …   Useful english dictionary

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