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priss

[pris] /prɪs/
noun, Informal.
1.
a prissy person.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism, back formation from prissy
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  • Whom is an archaic pronoun, pedantic and fussy, but it's occasionally dusted off and deployed to priss up a sentence.
Word Origin and History for priss
n.

1914, Southern U.S., back-formation from prissy.

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