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.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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
(archaic) A conceited dandy; a fop.
- 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 .
* (person exhibiting excess propriety) prude
(Scotland) To haggle or argue over price.
(slang, dated) To filch or steal.
- to prig a handkerchief