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Definition of the noun prig
What does prig mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: prigs
- a person regarded as arrogant and annoying
Alternative definition of the noun prig
- A person who demonstrates an exaggerated conformity or propriety, especially in an irritatingly arrogant or smug manner.
- [British] A petty thief or pickpocket
- [archaic] A conceited dandy; a fop.
Definition of the verb prig
What does prig mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: prigged, prigging
- [Scotland] To haggle or argue over price.
"Prig" is a composition.
- music and lyrics by Roger Osborne
Prig: A prig, sometimes spelled prigg, is a person who shows an inordinately zealous approach to matters of form and propriety—especially where the prig has the ability to show superior knowledge to those who do not know the protocol in question. They see little need to consider the feelings or intentions of others, relying instead on established order and rigid rules to resolve all questions.
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An Autobiography (2014)
and Other Writings by Anthony Trollope
female prig: MS; 'French prig' 1883; a prig is an excessively punctilious or morally correct person. Mr Cobden...
A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
PRIG, n. prig [origin unknown: perhaps a corruption of Eng. pragmatical, officious, meddling]: a conceited pert fellow; a conceited stuck-up person; in slang, a thief: W. in slang, to filch or steal; in Scot., to beat down the price of a commodity.
The Dickens Dictionary (1872)
A Key to the Characters and Principal Incidents in the Tales of Charles Dickens by Gilbert Ashville Pierce, William Adolphus Wheeler
Prig, adroitly feigning fo be the victim of that absence of mind which has its origin in excessive ...
by Thomas Davidson
Prig, prig, n. a pert fellow who gives himself airs of superior ...
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Moo pad prig
Unithai has a new-ish dish on the menu: moo pad prig, which is stir-fried pork with onions, long beans, and green chilies, served with a fried egg. Yum yum.
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Quotes about Prig
I counted till they danced so
Their slippers leaped the town,
And then I took a pencil
To note the rebels down.
And then they grew so jolly
I did resign the prig,
And ten of my once stately toes
Are marshalled for a jig! (Emily Dickinson)
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Scrabble value of P3R1I1G2
The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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