Pry vs Pris - What's the difference?

pry | pris |


As an adverb pry

is allegedly.

As a noun pris is

price, cost.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

pry

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) pryen, . More at (l).

Verb

(en-verb)
  • To look where one is not welcome; to be nosey.
  • To look closely and curiously at.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Watch thou and wake when others be asleep, / To pry into the secrets of the state.

    Noun

  • The act of prying
  • An excessively inquisitive person
  • Etymology 2

    1800, ("lever"), construed as a plural noun or as a 3rd person singular verb.

    Noun

    (pries)
  • A lever.
  • Leverage.
  • Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To use leverage to open or widen. (See also prise and prize.)
  • pris

    English

    Noun

  • (Webster 1913) ----