See exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the prim and proper actress at a project for a Scottish clothing brand.
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.
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.