adjective, prissier, prissiest.
excessively proper; affectedly correct; prim.

1890–95, Americanism; blend of prim1 and sissy

prissily, adverb
prissiness, noun Unabridged
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prissy (ˈprɪsɪ)
adj , -sier, -siest
fussy and prim, esp in a prudish way
[C20: probably from prim + sissy]

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Word Origin & History

1895, first attested in Joel Chandler Harris, probably an alteration of precise (q.v.), or a merger of prim and sissy. Back-formed noun priss is recorded from 1923.
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Example sentences
But what was prissy to the hip may become as it were a new context.
It sounds too prissy for something as tough as the saddles he has made.
At once suave and stuffy, he speaks in a phony, pseudo-academic voice that's slightly prissy and determinedly above it all.
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