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Sometimes his leather jackets were sporty and rakish, at others they were sculpted into prim, hourglass shapes.
In her mug shot, she looks so prim in her shawl-collared coat, with its horizontal weave, buttoned up high and proper.
In escort circles, there are two brunette archetypes: the prim Audrey Hepburn type, and the voluptuous Ashley Dupré type.
When her 12-year-old sister, prim, is selected to compete in the Hunger Games, Katniss volunteers to go instead.
Her temper was even, and her nature was finer than her prim, priggish ways would have led the casual acquaintance to suppose.
It was broad daylight, and the door leading into the prim little hall was ajar.
The fact was that the prim man was just beginning to have a dawning recollection of the story he had forgotten.
The one servant of the house waited at table, prim, sedate, formal.
Mr. prim was first astonished, then angry, then amused, at this performance.
1680s (v.) "to assume a formal, precise demeanor," perhaps from French prim "thin, small, delicate," from Old French prim "fine, delicate," from Latin primus "finest," literally "first" (see prime (adj.)). Later, "deck out, dress to effect" (1721). Attested as a noun from 1700. The adjective, the sole surviving sense, is from 1709. A cant word at first. Related: Primly; primness.