Prig vs Pris - What's the difference?

prig | pris |


As nouns the difference between prig and pris

is that prig is a person who demonstrates an exaggerated conformity or propriety, especially in an irritatingly arrogant or smug manner while pris is price, cost.

As a verb prig

is (scotland) to haggle or argue over price.

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prig

English

Etymology 1

Of origin.

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person who demonstrates an exaggerated conformity or propriety, especially in an irritatingly arrogant or smug manner.
  • (British, archaic) A petty thief or pickpocket
  • * William Topaz McGonagall, The Christmas Goose
  • But a policeman captur'd the naughty boy, / And gave the goose to Smiggs, / And said he was greatly bother'd / By a set of juvenile prigs .
  • (archaic) A conceited dandy; a fop.
  • Synonyms
    * (person exhibiting excess propriety) prude
    Derived terms
    * priggish

    Etymology 2

    Of origin.

    Verb

  • (Scotland) To haggle or argue over price.
  • (slang, dated) To filch or steal.
  • to prig a handkerchief

    Anagrams

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    pris

    English

    Noun

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