prissily
adverb see prissy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • prissily — prissy ► ADJECTIVE (prissier, prissiest) ▪ fussily respectable; prim. DERIVATIVES prissily adverb prissiness noun. ORIGIN perhaps a blend of PRIM(Cf. ↑primness) and SISSY(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • prissily — adverb in a prissy manner the new teacher alienates the children by behaving prissily • Syn: ↑primly • Derived from adjective: ↑prissy, ↑prim (for: ↑primly) …   Useful english dictionary

  • prissily — See prissy. * * * …   Universalium

  • prissily — adverb In a prissy manner; in a manner that is excessively prim or proper …   Wiktionary

  • prissily — prɪsɪlɪ adv. (Slang) strictly, meticulously, fussily; primly, with affected neatness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prissily — pris·si·ly …   English syllables

  • prissy — prissily, adv. prissiness, n. /pris ee/, adj., prissier, prissiest. excessively proper; affectedly correct; prim. [1890 95, Amer.; b. PRIM1 and SISSY] * * * …   Universalium

  • primly — adverb in a prissy manner (Freq. 1) the new teacher alienates the children by behaving prissily • Syn: ↑prissily • Derived from adjective: ↑prissy (for: ↑prissily), ↑prim …   Useful english dictionary

  • prissy — adjective (prissier; est) Etymology: probably blend of prim and sissy Date: 1895 overly prim and precise ; finicky • prissily adverb • prissiness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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