prig

1 [prig]
noun
a person who displays or demands of others pointlessly precise conformity, fussiness about trivialities, or exaggerated propriety, especially in a self-righteous or irritating manner.

Origin:
1560–70; formerly, coxcomb; perhaps akin to prink

priggish, adjective
priggishly, adverb
priggishness, noun
unpriggish, adjective


prude, puritan, bluenose.
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prig1 (prɪɡ)
 
n
a person who is smugly self-righteous and narrow-minded
 
[C18: of unknown origin]
 
'priggery1
 
n
 
'priggishness1
 
n
 
'priggish1
 
adj
 
'priggishly1
 
adv
 
'priggism1
 
n

prig2 (prɪɡ)
 
vb , prigs, prigging, prigged
1.  another word for steal
 
n
2.  another word for thief
 
[C16: of unknown origin]

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prig
1753, "precisian in speech or manners," of unknown origin; earlier "dandy, fop" (1676), "thief" (1610, in form prigger recorded from 1561), also a thieves' cant word for "a tinker" (1567), though connection of this with the other meaning is uncertain.
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Example sentences
He is even as breezy and priggish as the historical narrators who figured on
  that program.
He is a stalwart and solemn-faced shop steward, a provokingly pompous, priggish
  type.
She had few toys and preferred reciting poetry to playing, which must have made
  her seem unbearably priggish to her friends.
Yet the movie is not some conventionally priggish tale of youthful innocence
  corrupted by riches.
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